Manipur People's Party (MPP), the largest regional political party in the state, has urged AICC president and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi to remove Manipur Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh in the wake of police commandos killing a youth in an alleged fake encounter.
MPP president Nimaichand Luwang in a statement on Monday said, "A report was sent to Gandhi on the prevailing situation arising out of July 23 incident in which Chungkham Sanjit was killed by commandos in a fake encounter and subsequent widespread agitation by various social organisations in the state."
Seeking intervention at this hour of crisis in Manipur, Luwang termed Ibobi Singh as "irresponsible Chief Minister" and urged Gandhi to remove him and appoint another Congress MLA in his place to restore normalcy and peace in the state.
MPP president also blamed Ibobi Singh for reading out a wrong statement on July 23 incident in the assembly that the youth was killed in encounter.
He said pictures published in a New Delhi-based newsmagazine showed that Sanjit was killed in a cold blooded manner.