The Manipur Congress on Tuesday slammed the BJP-led State Government over ‘hypocrisy’ on war on drugs.

The Manipur Congress has dared the BJP-led State Government to name the MLAs, Ministers and police officers, “who are involved in drugs crimes”.

This demand of the Manipur Congress came just a day after BJP MLA and Deputy Chairman of the State Planning Board – Lourembam Rameshwor Meetei alleged that “some ministers, MLAs and police officers seem to be very close to drug lords and kingpins”.

BJP MLA Lourembam Rameshwor Meetei made this statement while addressing a public meeting on April 3.

Briefing the media, Manipur Congress leader Ningombam Bupenda Meitei said: “BJP MLA’s sincere revelations of the truth about the ongoing failure of the War against drugs by the unnamed BJP led coalition government in Manipur, needs to be seriously looked into. His sincere revelations are worthy to be appreciated.”

“Who are these ministers, MLAs and police officers who are involved in drugs crimes?” questioned Manipur Congress.

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The Manipur Congress further claimed that “no sitting Congress MLA is involved and no former Congress ministers were involved in any drugs crime”.

“During previous Congress Governments, to remove public doubt the then Cabinet recommended to transfer drugs case involving the then Chief Minister’s relative to the CBI,” the Manipur Congress added.

Further slamming the BJP-led Manipur Government, the Congress alleged that drugs menace is on the rise in the State.

“Drugs menace and crimes have been destroying and going to erase the future of our people and youths, both in hills and valley, of the state,” the Manipur Congress said.

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“To save the future of the youths of hills and valley, and the existential future of the people of Manipur, the BJP Government must transfer all drugs related crime cases to CBI and go for appeals against all acquittal drugs cases by the lower courts to the higher court as soon as possible in a specific time frame,” Manipur Congress added.

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