PM Modi’s Assurance and Government’s Commitment to Restoring Peace in Manipur
In a recent parliamentary session, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the issue of ethnic violence in Manipur, where over 150 people lost their lives. He expressed readiness for discussion but noted that the opposition had avoided it due to political motives. The Prime Minister condemned the heinous crimes against women in Manipur, promising that both Central and state governments are actively working to ensure justice for the victims. He reassured the people of Manipur that peace and development would be restored.
PM Modi emphasized the government’s focus on the northeastern region’s development and referred to it as “our jigar ka tukda” (a cherished part of us). He highlighted the efforts his government has made for the region’s growth and mentioned multiple visits by himself and his ministers. Union Home Minister Amit Shah also discussed the matter, stressing that the government aims to bring peace to Manipur without imposing President’s rule. He attributed the violence to circumstances rather than politics and emphasized the reduced incidents due to increased paramilitary presence.
While replying to the debate on the no-confidence motion in Lok Sabha, the Prime Minister said heinous crimes against women which took place in strife-torn Manipur are “unforgivable” and said that the Central and state governments are trying their best to punish those guilty.
“We could have discussed Manipur if they would have showed interest. Home Minister wrote and said that we are ready to discuss Manipur. The Home Minister spoke in brief for two hours on Manipur. State Government and Central Government are trying their best to give severe punishment to the accused. I want to assure the nation that the way attempts are being made in the near future peace will prevail. We want to assure mother and daughter of Manipur this country is with you, this house is with you,” he said.
Shah mentioned that talks have been held with Myanmar to prevent infiltration and the formation of a unified command for better coordination. He revealed that 152 people were killed, 14,898 arrested, and 1,106 FIRs registered in connection to the violence.
The Telegraph’s Quirky Commentary on Modi’s Speech and Manipur Crisis
However, in a display of its distinct editorial approach, ‘The Telegraph’ has once again aimed its critical lens at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Known for its willingness to question and challenge those in power, the publication has drawn attention for its latest commentary on the BJP’s activities.
In a recent article, the publication highlighted Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s extended speech during the no-confidence motion session, which lasted for a staggering 2 hours and 13 minutes. Comparisons were drawn, with some right-wing social media posts suggesting that Modi surpassed Lal Bahadur Shastri’s speech duration record. The Opposition’s no-confidence motion was ultimately defeated, leading to their walkout from the proceedings.
A notable aspect of Modi’s speech was his focus on the situation in Manipur, which he addressed for approximately 5 minutes and then for an additional 30 seconds. ‘The Telegraph’ creatively illustrated the anticipation surrounding Modi’s remarks on the Manipur carnage with a figurative representation that humorously captured the sentiment of waiting.
In a distinctive turn of expression, ‘The Telegraph’ dedicated a portion of its article to a whimsical repetition of the phrase “blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah.” The repeated phrase served as a unique and pointed commentary on the content of Modi’s speech, subtly emphasizing the publication’s perspective on the matter.