President could have at least appealed for peace in Manipur in address, says Congress chief

New Delhi: President did not speak anything on unemployment, inflation and growing inequality, Kharge says

BY | Wednesday, 31 January, 2024

All India Congress Committee President Mallikarjun Kharge has expressed disappointment that President Droupadi Murmu did not mention Manipur in her address today in the new Parliament building. “The President could have at least appealed for restoration of peace in Manipur. There was no mention of the violence in Manipur in the address”, he said.

It has been nine months since violence erupted in the Northeast state. Kharge also said that even today again two people have died and three people have been injured in Manipur.

The Congress chief expressed happiness that the President could come to the new Parliament building after not been invited to its inauguration in May 2023 but regretted that her address was “only praise of the Modi government.” He expressed shock that Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not “leave his propaganda and advertisement through this also?”

Further, Kharge claimed that the President did not speak anything on “rampant unemployment, unbridled inflation and the deep chasm of growing inequality” on behalf of the government “because for the last ten years, the Modi government has not done anything towards solving these issues.”

He also said that the address did not mention SC, ST, OBC students not getting scholarship on time or scholarships being discontinued. Furthermore, the Congress chief alleged that the contrary to what the President said, India is leaving our land under the control of China.

“What happened to the promise of creating 2 crore jobs annually, doubling the income of farmers, it was not even told when the black money would come?” he asked.

Read more: Budget Session 2024: President Murmu delivers first address in new Parliament building

You cannot copy content of this page