Jairam Ramesh criticises Modi’s Russia visit amid Manipur crisis

National Desk, 8th July: Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh has launched a scathing critique against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, contrasting his recent visit to Moscow with Rahul Gandhi’s focus on the ongoing crisis in Manipur. Gandhi, currently on his third trip to the violence-affected region, arrived in Assam’s Silchar today with plans to visit relief camps in both Assam and Manipur. He is also scheduled to meet with Manipur’s Governor to assess the situation firsthand.

Ramesh criticized Modi for neglecting Manipur, pointing out that the Prime Minister has not visited the region since ethnic violence erupted there over 14 months ago. “The non-biological PM has not found the time nor inclination to visit Manipur even briefly,” Ramesh stated, highlighting Modi’s lack of engagement with Manipur’s leadership during this crisis.

In addition to addressing the Manipur crisis, Ramesh posed three pointed questions to Modi regarding India-Russia relations. He questioned whether Modi’s leadership has resulted in a cooling of relations with Russia compared to previous Congress governments. Ramesh also raised concerns about the trade imbalance between India and Russia, pressing Modi on his plans to rectify this during his talks with President Putin. Furthermore, he inquired about Modi’s strategy to support Indian nationals who have joined the Russian Army, many of whom have faced casualties amid the ongoing conflict.

In response to criticisms, PM Modi, speaking in the Rajya Sabha last week, defended his government’s actions in Manipur, citing over 11,000 FIRs filed and more than 500 arrests made as part of efforts to restore normalcy in the region.

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