New Delhi: The ongoing Monsoon Session of Parliament has been embroiled in a state of continuous uproar as the opposition party insists on hearing from Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding the recent incidents of violence in Manipur. In response to the deadlock, Union Home Minister Amit Shah has taken action by writing a letter to the leaders of the opposition, urging them to create a conducive atmosphere for a sensitive discussion on the Manipur issue.
During a brief discussion on the Multi State Cooperative Societies Amendment Bill 2022 in the Lower House, Amit Shah brought up the matter of Manipur and revealed that he has already communicated with both the Leaders of the Opposition in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. In the Rajya Sabha, the Leader of the Opposition is Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge, while in the Lok Sabha, the leader of the Congress, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhary, holds the status of the largest opposition party.
Shah made it clear that the government has no apprehension about discussing the Manipur situation and has nothing to hide. Despite the opposition’s protests and sloganeering, the Home Minister conveyed his readiness for an extensive discussion, emphasizing that the government is unafraid and open to scrutiny. He appealed to the opposition to come forward for a constructive dialogue, asserting that the truth must come to light.
Addressing the members of the opposition, Amit Shah reminded them of the responsibility they hold as representatives of the public, stating that the nation is closely observing their actions. He urged them to consider the public sentiment and maintain a suitable environment in the House for discussing such a sensitive issue as Manipur. The ongoing impasse in Parliament on the Manipur issue has prompted the government to take a proactive stance and express its willingness to engage in a meaningful dialogue.
Since the commencement of the monsoon session, the Congress and other constituents of the opposition coalition known as the ‘Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance’ (India) have been pressing for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement and a comprehensive discussion on the situation in Manipur.
As the disruptions in Parliament continue, all eyes are now on the opposition’s response to Amit Shah’s call for creating an appropriate setting to address the matter. The public awaits an amicable resolution to this deadlock, with the hope that the spirit of democracy and constructive dialogue will ultimately prevail.