Gaikhangam takes a dig at Modi


IMPHAL, February 8: Both the magnificent deer and the ugly monkey are animals of the jungle. They should live in the jungles but if the animals come out to live amongst the people, it would be unbelievable and would not be a good sign.

This was stated by Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee Gaikhangam during a workers conference of the district Congress committees and block Congress committees of Tamei, Tamenglong and Nungba today.

The conference was held at the Public Ground, Khumji Village, Noney Bazar.

He was making the statement reacting to the visit of the BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in the state.

It was when the BJP was in the Centre, that the state had faced threats on its territorial integrity, he asserted. A resolution taken by the National Democratic Alliance government had created unrest in the state, he said.

Taking a dig at the BJP prime ministerial candidates, he said it was when an old bachelor of the BJP was the Prime Minister of India that there was unrest in Manipur, now it is untrusting as to why another old bachelor who happens to be the new prime ministerial candidate of the party has arrived in the state.

Like the deer barks only in the winter; even if there is no notification from the Election Commission of India, the noise made by the opposition party indicates the nearing of election, he observed.

As the election approaches, most of the opposition parties will come out shouting, however, once the election ends, they will not be seen anywhere, he continued.

For some parties, since their national leaders visit rarely, they treat each visit to be very important, he continued before adding that for the Congress, the leaders visit the state frequently, and as such there is no need to emphasis much on the visits.

The state dy CM who also holds the Home portfolio said that any guest should be treated well and proper security coverage should be provided.

He further congratulated the government and the security personnel for not allowing any untoward incident to happen during the “event of the opposition.”

He further emphasised on the developmental works undertaken in the district. He said the Tamenglong headquarter is the farthest from the state capital Imphal.

Tamenglong proper is 150 km far from Imphal, and the tender process for the repairing of the Old Cachar Road which will lead to Tamenglong has already been completed, he continued.

The repairing works of the said road will be completed by 2016, and completion of the construction of the railway line has been targeted for 2017, he further said.

There is also intent to change the National Highway 37 to a four lane highway, he continued further.

The Detailed Project Report for the construction of an Imphal-Kangchup-Tamenglong-Halflong highway has been completed, he said.

The DPR for the construction of Irang Hydro Electric project at Irang River from the Loktak Downstream Project has also been completed, he continued.

The state deputy chief minister further observed people from states will soon arrived in the state to shop as their will be lot of changes under the Look East Policy of the Vision 20-20.

Today’s program was also attended by village chiefs, pastors of Tamei, Tamenglong and Nungba, MPCC general secretary, Manipur Pradesh Mahila Congress, chairman RK Ranisana among others.


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