Aizawl: Mizoram’s BJP state Vice President R Vanramchhuanga has resigned from his post accusing Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh and Home Minister of India Amit Shah of their indifferent attitude towards the Christian community in the violence-hit state.
Vanramchhuanga submitted his resignation letter to Mizoram state BJP President Vanlalhmuaka on Thursday, IANS reported.
In his resignation letter, he said : “Due to the recent outbreak of ethnic conflict in Manipur state, 357 Christian churches, pastor quarters and office buildings belonging to different churches were so far burnt into ashes by Meitel militants.
However, the incident was not blamed by Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh. Amit Shah visited Imphal, but neither had he blamed the burning of church buildings.
“Even the Central government has not expressed any word to condemn the burning of Christian churches. Therefore, I do believe that massive demolition of Christian Churches in Manipur was supported by the state and GoI authorities.
“To protest against this act of criminal injustice to the Christians and the Christian religion, I do hereby submit my resignation as the state Vice President, BJP Mizoram Pradesh with immediate effect.”
While talking to IANS over the phone on Friday, he said that some Congress and Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM) leaders met him on Thursday and approached him to join their parties. But he told them that he was yet to decide on his future course of action.
He said that he cannot continue to neither hold an important post in the BJP nor continue to remain as even a primary member of such a party which endorses attacks against Christians and the Christian religion by burning a large number of church buildings.