BJP Ministers, leaders dedicated to development, claims N Biren

By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Jan 5: BJP Ministers in the Government and party leaders are a team dedicated to the wellbeing and development of the State, asserted Chief Minister N Biren Singh at the launch of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan 2021 at Ima Keithel, Purana Bazar today.
The launch programme was organised by the BJP State Unit’s department of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. Lok Sabha MP RK Ranjan, Rajya Sabha MP Leishemba Sanajaoba, Ministers and MLAs and Imphal Municipal Corporation Mayor L Lokeshwar were present.
Launching the 108 day-long mission, Chief Minister N Biren said that the BJP Ministers, MLAs and party leaders are dedicated to the wellbeing of the people  and the BJP-led coalition Government is a practical Government.
The Government, he said, is marching forward in line with the BJP leaderships’ aims and objectives to bring development in Manipur and the North-East India. Developing the North-East region was not possible under any other leadership in the past.
The Chief Minister further stated that people should trust the judiciary and refrain from practising mob justice. Mob justice tortures the innocents and harms their families and is not the way of a civilised society, he said citing an example that a man from Irilbung had spent 8 years in jail and a mob had destroyed his home before the Court found him innocent and released later. He had not only suffered but also lost his home. “The Government will compensate him for his losses. Even if he is given Rs 100 crore, I would not be satisfied,” said N Biren.
Appealing to all the people not to indulge in mob justice, N Biren said that his Government will not tolerate such activities and legal actions will be taken up against the mob.
He further stated that the man from Irilbung had his father working with the Forest Department when he was alive and a job will be given to him under the die-in harness scheme. In addition, a house at the cost of about Rs 4/5 lakh will be constructed for him. Deputy Commissioner of the district will provide Rs 2.50 lakh and he will bear the remaining cost, said N Biren.
Speaking about the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, N Biren said the Clean India mission was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 2, 2014. It was launched in 2016 in Manipur and  implemented before the BJP-led Government came to power.
Under the mission, a target for constructing 43,644 toilets was set and so far, 38,500 toilets have been constructed in Manipur. In addition, a total of 263 public toilets have been constructed and six Municipal Councils in the State had bagged several awards including the cleanest city award, he said.
The Government is able to clean Nambul River, he said while appealing to the people to avoid littering in the river and on its banks.
Further, N Biren claimed that the fire at Dzuko valley is almost over. “With the collective efforts of NDRF personnel, India Air Force helicopters and locals of Mao, it is safe to say that Dzuko valley has been saved from the fire.”
Talking about the achievements of his Government, N Biren said that Ima Keithels have been constructed in six districts. Further, 10 such Keithels with an estimated cost of about Rs 60 crore will be constructed at ten places including  Bishnupur, Moirang, Nambol, Sekmai, Kangla-tongbi, Pallel, Pherzawl and Noney etc. Foundation stones of the projects will be laid soon, he said.
He also informed that work order for construction of another Ima Keithel at the erstwhile Tombisana High School compound will be issued and construction will be completed within 3-4 months.
Construction of quarters for teachers and doctors at 19 places in hill districts are almost completed and the Kha-na Chaoba Ibudhou Wangbren Laishang community hall is near completion, he added.
The Chief Minister also congratulated 10 times Mr India Kshetrimayum Bhaktakumar on his selection as the brand ambassador of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
BJP State Unit president S Tikendra said that the Government under the leadership of N Biren Singh has brought development in the State. BJP which enjoys an absolute majority with 303 MPs formed the NDA Government sharing seats with the coalition parties. BJP respects its partners and is working for the benefits of the people without any biases.
The BJP-led State Government has brought development and many positive changes in the last three years and a half , he said.