IMPHAL, November 12: During the three terms of Congress rule in the State since 2002, there has been 1600 cases of fake encounter and extra judicial killings reported in the State and hundreds of widows are yet to dry off their tears after their husbands were killed in such fake encounters, BJP Manipur general secretary Moirangthem Asnikumar told media persons today.
Speaking to a select group of media persons in an exclusive meeting Asnikumar said several commissions constituted to investigate extra judicial killings in the State have already acknowledged that extra judicial killings do happen in the State.
Today, the families of the victims are waiting for justice, he added.
Stating that the killing of people in fake encounters by the security forces in the State is a gift of the Congress to the people of the State, Asnikumar said it is unfortunate for the Congress that the Extrajudicial Victim Families Association Manipur and the Human Rights Alert have together moved a PIL before the Supreme Court against 1600 such cases of extrajudicial killings.
As for the Congress claim that it was due to its effort that the Assam Rifles was shifted from the Kangla Fort, the real reason for the shifting of the AR was the nude protest of Manipuri women before the Western Gate of the Kangla Fort against the killing of Th Manorama by SF, he said.
Slamming Congress leaders for using statements like the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had gifted the Kangla Fort on the request of the Congress while campaigning for the two bye elections, he said such action of the Congress leaders is unfortunate.
Further charging the Congress party of siphoning off huge funds meant for development of Kangla for which the Kangla Fort Board was constituted, he said it is still unclear as to how much money have been sanctioned to the board and how much development works have been undertaken inside the fort, and further demanded a white paper on the account statement of the Kangla Fort Board and the details of the contractor involved in the works.
Renovation work at the Kangla pat has been undertaken on a war footing to meet the Sangai Festival deadline, he said demanding a statement of the funds sanctioned and when and how tenders for the same was floated.
He further charged the Congress government of siphoning funds during purchase of the CCTV cameras which are installed in some locations and over recruiting VDF personnel.
The Imphal sewage project is a total failure and incomplete centrally sponsored projects like the City Convention Centre, Khuga Multi-purpose Project, Manipur Assembly Secretariat, High Court of Manipur complex and the MFDC Hall were all inaugurated by the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and AICC president Sonia Gandhi, he claimed.