Amidst the ongoing violence in Manipur, there are strong indications that Chief Minister Biren Singh is likely to tender his resignation. A senior official in Manipur who is close to Singh, said that he is likely to resign on Friday. According to reports, Singh has an appointment with Governor Anusuiya Uikey, during which he may submit his resignation.
The news of Biren Singh’s resignation gained momentum following a news report published in a prominent English daily in Manipur, citing his alleged failure to quell the violence as the primary reason. According to the report in Sangai Express, Singh received multiple calls from New Delhi on Thursday, offering him the choice to resign voluntarily or face the imposition of central administration. The report suggested that the legislative assembly could potentially be placed under temporary suspension. It should be noted, however, that there has been no official confirmation regarding the likelihood of Singh’s resignation.
The news of Singh’s possible resignation comes after a series of violent incidents in Manipur in recent weeks. The violence has been blamed on several armed groups, including the Kuki National Army and the People’s Liberation Army.