Close to nearly 100 days of unrest in Manipur, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke on the issue for nearly 10 minutes in a more-than-two-hour speech in Parliament on Thursday. The PM assured the people of Manipur “that there will be peace” and the state will soon return to the path of development.
Meanwhile, Home Minister Amit Shah appealed to Kukis and Meiteis to come to the table to help the centre solve the crisis. He also expressed support for Manipur Chief Minister Biren Singh, who has been under fire over his government’s role in the conflict.
The speeches came as part of the debate on the opposition-sponsored no-confidence motion, which was defeated amid the BJP’s overwhelming majority in Parliament.
But what did ordinary people in Manipur think of the remarks? Newslaundry tried to grasp the pulse in Imphal.