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I Too Was A Journalist And Was Jailed For A Month On Sedition Charges: Manipur CM Biren Singh

“Of hundreds of journalists in Manipur, (ask yourself) why are these two arrested every time? Talking about cow urine at a time of someone’s death is beyond morality and humanity.”

I Too Was A Journalist And Was Jailed For A Month On Sedition Charges: Manipur CM Biren Singh
I Too Was A Journalist And Was Jailed For A Month On Sedition Charges: Manipur CM Biren Singh
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2021-08-20T17:11:34+05:30

As Manipur will elect a new assembly early next year, chief minister N. Biren Singh flew to Delhi recently for “blessings” from Prime Minister Narendra Modi as well as senior BJP leaders to get into election ­action. Speaking with Bhavna Vij-Aurora, he aired his thoughts on a range of issues such as poll preparation, interstate border disputes, a spike in the state’s Covid-19 caseload, and arrests of journalists under sedition and national security laws. Excerpts:

ON ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS: I met the prime minister, Union home ­minister, party president Nadda-ji and other senior leaders. I came to Delhi to seek their blessings as I am going to the maidan and will start my campa­ign. Our commitment is to maintain peace for another five years and create jobs. The priority is to sustain a peaceful and harmonious relationship ­between the people in the hills and the valley. For job creation, the focus is on encouraging entrepreneurship through start-ups and skill...

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