'Come, listen to their pain": Rahul Gandhi’s SOS to PM Modi on Manipur

The senior Congress leader was on his third visit to Manipur.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  9 July 2024 2:04 AM GMT
Come,  listen to their pain: Rahul Gandhi’s SOS to PM Modi on Manipur

IMPHAL: Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha Rahul Gandhi today appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to spare a day or two, for the people of Manipur as it will restore their faith and confidence.

Talking to reporters after visiting some of the camps and meeting the displaced people there, Gandhi offered his party’s full support for anything that would help in restoring peace and harmony in Manipur.

The senior Congress leader, who was on his third visit to Manipur, said he was expecting the situation to have improved. But, he regretted, there was no improvement.

“I was expecting some improvement in the situation but am quite disappointed to see that the situation is still nowhere near what it should be”, he said.

Gandhi appealed to the Prime Minister that he should come here (to Manipur) and listen to the pain and tragedy of the people. “The Prime Minister should have visited Manipur long before as it needs him to come here and listen to their pain and tragedy”, he said, while observing, “It will restore the confidence of the people of Manipur”.

“In this huge tragedy I request the Prime Minister to take one day or two days from his time and it will comfort the people of Manipur”, he said, while adding, “We are ready to support anything that will improve the situation in Manipur”.

Gandhi said he had come here as “a brother and family member” of the people and not to politicize the situation. “Entire Manipur is in pain and suffering and it needs to come out of this pain”, he said, while appealing to everyone to think of peace, harmony, and brotherhood.

“Violence and hatred are not going to lead anywhere”, Gandhi observed.

Rahul Gandhi also met the Manipur Governor, Ms Anusuiya Uikey, where he expressed his displeasure to her saying the Congress was not happy over the situation in the state but added that the party would like to help in whatever way it can.

Gandhi was accompanied by party general secretary KC Venugopal, former Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh, and others.

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