‘Modi is sleeping’: BJP leader says Manipur violence ‘defamed India’; resigns

Narendra Modi. [File Photo]

Bihar BJP spokesperson Vinod Sharma has resigned from the party over the ongoing violence in Manipur.

Slamming the Chief Minister N Biren Singh for saying that there are “hundreds of similar cases” of women being paraded naked, Sharma said that the situation in Manipur has “defamed India.”

“I have resigned from BJP with a heavy heart. Manipur situation has defamed India,” he said.

The BJP state government and the government of India have been under fire ever since a horrific video surfaced of two women being paraded naked in Manipur.

The opposition led by the Congress has been demanding a statement from the prime minister in the Parliament on the situation in ethnic strife-torn Manipur, followed by a full-fledged discussion on it.

Sharma also wrote to BJP national president JP Nadda and PM Modi informing that such incident has never happened anywhere else.

“Still, the PM is sleeping, he doesn’t have the courage to sack CM Biren Singh,” he added.

Meanwhile, the Janata Dal (United) has reacted to the recent development and criticised the BJP, saying ‘even BJP leaders are feeling ashamed of their government’.

The party further quoted Sharma as saying that he was feeling self-conscious and stigmatised to work under the BJP leadership.

“India is ashamed all over the world because of Manipur’s daughters being paraded completely naked on the streets in a crowd For which the BJP Chief Minister @NBirenSingh of Manipur is fully responsible and the Prime Minister @narendramodi who is defending it. I am feeling self-conscious and stigmatized while working under such a leadership. That’s why I resign from the party posts and party immediately,” JD(U)’s official Twitter handle shared quoting Sharma.

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