The Manipur unit of BJP has demanded imposition of President's Rule in the state to restore peace after the widespread agitiation following the killing of a youth in an alleged fake encounter by police commandos on July 23 in Imphal.
A party spokesman told the media last evening that the it had approached central leaders of the party to put pressure on the Union government to impose central rule as this would restore normalcy in the state.
The spokesman said a BJP parliamentary had visited Manipur recently to investigate the July 23 encounter in which a 27-year-old man Chungkham Sanjit was killed.
The team would submit a report to the party leaders, he said.
He also condemned frequent killings in alleged fake encounters and urged the state government to stop this.
Meanwhile, hundreds of BJP workers including former chief minister Nipamacha Singh, former speaker Dhananjoy Singh and others staged a sit-in protest at Yumnam Leikai area inImphal on Wednesday demanding resignation of Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh on moral grounds over the July 23 incident.