New Delhi: In a spirited address during the No-Confidence Motion debate in the Lok Sabha, Chirag Paswan, leader of the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), emphasized the need for a collective responsibility in addressing the ongoing Manipur crisis. Paswan’s remarks came as he criticized the blame game surrounding the Manipur situation and highlighted the lack of proposed solutions.
“Blame games have been ongoing over the Manipur crisis for the last three days, but no one has come forward with concrete solutions,” Paswan asserted, while speaking against the No-Confidence Motion. He stressed that the Manipur crisis demands a unified approach rather than selective responsibility.
Referring to the recent statements made by the Union Home Minister, Paswan drew attention to a similar crisis that had taken place in Manipur during the 1990s. He questioned which government was in power during that period and urged a deeper examination of historical context.
VIDEO | "This debate has been going on since last three days. Blame game (on Manipur) is being done, but no one tried to suggest any solution. Yesterday, Union Home minister put forth things in detail. Manipur witnessed similar situation in the 90s, whose government was there… pic.twitter.com/aQHvveeIo8— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) August 10, 2023
Addressing the larger issue, Paswan extended his call for collective responsibility to a broader spectrum of incidents across the country. He questioned the lack of attention given to cases beyond Manipur, citing a reported rape incident in Bihar’s village that had not garnered similar scrutiny. “This (Manipur crisis) should be a collective responsibility, not selective responsibility. They went to Manipur but why didn’t they visit Bihar’s village where a rape incident had been reported,” Paswan remarked.
Asserting the gravity of such incidents, Paswan stated, “If such an incident happens with any mother or daughter in any part of the country, then it is unforgivable and condemnable.” He underscored the importance of unity and dialogue in addressing various issues affecting different states, including Bihar, Rajasthan, and Karnataka.
VIDEO | "This (Manipur crisis) should be a collective responsibility, not selective responsibility. If such an incident happens with any mother or daughter in any part of the country, then it is unforgivable and condemnable. The way Home Minister made an appeal (for peace in… pic.twitter.com/uZAe7Zh0YT— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) August 10, 2023
Turning his attention to political matters, Paswan expressed confidence in the Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA), predicting victory in all 40 Lok Sabha seats from Bihar. He took a swipe at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, referring to the 2020 Bihar Assembly polls where the Janata Dal (United) party was relegated to the position of the third-largest party. Paswan remarked that Kumar had already been rejected by the public, suggesting a decline in the popularity of the Chief Minister’s party.