IMPHAL, March 18 2017: Just days after Yumnam Joykumar Singh was sworn in as the Deputy Chief Minister of Manipur, his first task was to curtail some controversial posts which were bombarded in Facebook by his son, Yumnam Devjit.
Tackling the controversial issue in the virtual world, the former director general of police, took to Facebook on Friday to apologise for the “arrogance” of Devjit and requested people to ignore his outbursts that have followed his elevation.
“My son has a wild imagination when it comes to politics and democracy. Please forgive him. If his arrogance takes the better of him, please do inform me,” Singh wrote on his Facebook page.
Singh, who got elected from a National People’s Party (NPP) ticket, took oath of office on Wednesday. The NPP which won 4 seats in the recently concluded assembly polls in Manipur, is a constituent of the new BJP-led coalition in the state,
The day Singh took oath of office, Devjit updated his Facebook cover photo and captioned it: “I am Manipur Dy CM’s son”.
Apparently, this post has been deleted from his timeline.
It was a follow up of a post put out a day earlier that said, “The good, bad and ugly (NPP, NPF and BJP resptly)”.
A distressed Singh took on his son.
“Stop commenting and updating your status unnecessarily with half baked knowledge of democracy. Your imagination is running wild, control it,” he wrote.
Devjit is the owner of a solar energy service provider firm called Mayol.
This is the first time that the BJP has been voted to power in Manipur and though, it fails to emerge as the single largest party, the saffron party took charge of the situation and form the first BJP-led government in Manipur with the support of NPP, NPF, LJP, AITC and a Congress candidate who switched sides overnight.
TNT News with inputs from Hindustan Times