70 years of Congress rule responsible for Manipur's destruction: Rijiju

| Updated: Feb 27, 2017 21:11 IST

Imphal (Manipur) [India] Feb. 27 (ANI): Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Monday said that 70 years of Congress rule was responsible for the emergence of militant groups in Manipur. "One thing is clear that the Congress is responsible for Manipur's destruction. The militant organisations in Manipur are due to the 70-year rule of the Congress party. They have ruined the state," Rijiju told ANI. He added that peace is the only mantra for development. "This time we want to eliminate Congress from Manipur. If we want to develop the state, then we have to get rid of Congress party. We are here to solve each and every problem," he said at an election rally in Chandel, Manipur. Amidst the ongoing row over the clashes between AISA and the ABVP in Delhi University's North Campus, Rijiju yesterday said that nobody has the absolute right to define nationalism but anyone who wants to break India and supports terrorists can be called an 'anti-national'. He also said under the guise of freedom of expression even some students fantasize about breaking India. "Nobody has the absolute right to define nationalism but anybody who wants to break India, supports Afzal Guru and terrorists is anti-national," he said in a tweet. (ANI)