We will resign if needed: Manipur CM

Imphal: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh on Sunday said he and other elected Meitei MLAs may resign if situation demands.

The chief minister was responding to a group reporters as he came to attend Statehood Day, here.

“We may resign or not, but we are serious,” Biren said.

He remained elusive on the definitive decision of contemplating resignation along with his ruling MLAs, emphasising that his government is poised to formulate a concrete plan of action to address the escalating crisis in Manipur.

Information circulating on social media which reported about chief minister Biren and his ruling MLAs contemplating resignation have sparked widespread speculation.

A meeting of legislators convened on Saturday night to deliberate on the situation in Manipur was set to extend into Sunday.

Till the filing of the report, there has been no report received of final the decision on mass resignation of representatives.

“We will be taking a concrete decision as we have to protect our people and the state,” biren told reporters.

“What will happen if we resign? If needed, we will resign. Our main concern is the public, people’s lives matter,” he said.

He stressed the crucial aspect of handing over the situation responsibly.

Acknowledging the suffering of the people, he cautioned against playing politics or succumbing to the interests of a few, asserting that the government cannot compromise abruptly.

Responding to queries about a viral video allegedly showing central forces protecting Kuki militants involved in the cold-blooded murder of four farmers at Ningthoukhong, Biren said the authorities are closely examining the matter to verify the authenticity of the video.

Addressing recent developments, including the arrest of the murderers of late Ch Anand (SPDO, Moreh), he remarked, “Lemna Tharoy (will not spare) is not just a word. Let us see.”

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