Imphal, 27 December 2016 : Spokesperson of BJP Manipur Pradesh, N Biren reiterated that it is the responsibility of the state govt to end the economic blockade. He asked the Govt to submit a written statement to the centre if they are unable to resolve the problem. Addressing media at the party's office in Nityaipat Chuthek, Biren alleged that the congress is unable to work towards reducing the pain of the public and that they are not willing to work for the people. A team of BJP Manipur pradesh, led by its president met with the union home minister Rajnath Singh and detailed the hardships faced by the people of the state to him. The union minister held a meeting of the home ministry and sent Minister of State (Home) Kiren Rijiju to Imphal to check the ground realities. Biren reminded that additional security forces has been sent. Biren also sought clarifications from the congress govt in Manipur, if they have sent any written request to the central Govt asking them to not include Manipur in the ceasefire agreement. He also questioned if the state govt has notified the centre on how many cadres and illegal camps of NSCN-IM exist in the state. Also if the the govt has provided any report of the involvement of NSCN-IM in the recent twin ambush and if any actions have been taken up by the Home Department. Biren also asked if it is true that few police personnel are not allowed to use their weapons. He further questioned if the state govt has asked CBI and NIA to investigate the Ukhrul attack and who authorised the public meeting at Kangpokpi for the formation of South Nagalim. He also wanted to know what counter preparations did the govt have in place, knowing the fact that there would be retaliations once the new districts were announced and from which budget were the districts created. Biren demanded clarifications from the Govt as to what the emergency is to recruit for various departments, even conducting interviews at late nights during curfew.
On the other hand, clarifying on the accusations made by MLA Khumukcham Joykisan, General Secretary of BJP Manipur Pradesh, Th.Bishwajit said BJP is not an individual's party. He questioned Joykhishan if he has met with any central leaders regarding the issues facing the public today.