KANGPOKPI: As the question of removing the lone woman Minister from the ministerial berth and demand of her re-instate gain momentum, the Kuki Students’ Organization General Headquarters raised its doubt over the dropping of Nemcha Kipgen.
The student body said that two days ago the Biren-led BJP government had a major cabinet reshuffle, wherein three MLAs including two tribal MLAs were dropped from the Council of Ministers. It appears the reshuffle has not gone down well especially with the move of dropping the lone woman minister Nemcha Kipgen, the KSO stated.
The KSO stated that the move had raised concern and condemnation from various organisations whole some even questioned as to what political strategy it was of the ruling BJP led government to remove the lone woman representative when the state government should rather move for women empowerment and aimed at influencing woman participation.
At a time when the state all over are anticipating and had no objection of 33 percent woman reservation in the state assemblies and parliament, such act of removing Nemcha Kipgen baffles logic and KSO would like to expressed our doubts over the motive of bringing down the lone woman representative, that too a tribal when the spirit of inclusiveness demands that lone BJP woman lawmaker ought to be given ministerial berth as far as women empowerment is concerned.
It further stated that it was unexpected on the part of the ruling government and termed it as an act of ignorance and negligence.
KSO then appeal the state government must show its commitment in line with PM Modi’s “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao” and resolve to the people that it is the land where women are truly empowered and truly involved in nation-building.