Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of staying silent on the ethnic violence in Manipur. Kejriwal stated that the least the prime minister could have done is to issue an appeal for peace.
During a speech in the Delhi Assembly, Kejriwal criticized the prime minister for remaining silent during crisis situations in the country. He compared the prime minister to a father figure who turned his back on the daughters of Manipur. Kejriwal alleged that Modi has remained silent during previous crisis situations over the past nine years.
Kejriwal also mentioned the recent protest by women wrestlers against former WFI chief and BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh. The chief minister pointed out that the champion grapplers had accused Singh of sexual harassment, but the prime minister stayed silent. Kejriwal expressed disappointment that while Modi was quick to take pictures with the medal-winning wrestlers at the Olympics and call them his daughters, he did not support them during their protest. The women wrestlers had to go to the Supreme Court to get an FIR registered.
In conclusion, Kejriwal emphasized that at the very least, the prime minister could have issued an appeal for peace in the case of Manipur.