Manipur Election 2017: Amit Shah levels corruption charges against Ibobi govt
On Tuesday, BJP president, Amit Shah, asserted that ‘corrupt’ Congress government, which is responsible for the woes of Manipur people, does not have the right to retain power. He called upon the people to throw away the party from Manipur in the ensuing state Assembly election.
Imphal: On Tuesday, BJP president, Amit Shah, asserted that ‘corrupt’ Congress government, which is responsible for the woes of Manipur people, does not have the right to retain power. He called upon the people to throw away the party from Manipur in the ensuing state Assembly election.
Shah made the statement at the political campaign of three BJP candidates, Nemcha Kipgen, Haokholet Kipgen and Paojalet Taothang from Sadar Hill, held at Thomas Ground, Kangpokpii district headquarters.
Launched a scathing attack on the Congress-run state government led by three time chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh, Shah alleged, "Crores of funds are sanctioned by the Centre as part of MNREGA scheme every year, but none of it reach the poor due to corrupt Ibobi government." He added that the Congress had bluffed the people of Manipur by getting incomplete projects inaugurated by party chief Sonia Gandhi. His corruption consumed all the funds given by the Union Government,” he mentioned.
Pointing fingers at the chief minister, the BJP president said, "Even after such levels of corruption if anyone thinks they can sleep in peace, let me alert them that once the BJP forms government in Manipur, none of those corrupt will be spared."
Shah also said that the Congress had historically neglected the north-eastern states while BJP believes that without the progress of the region, the country as a whole will not be able to move forward. "Even after 15 years of being in power, the Congress could not provide clean drinking water to people of Manipur and the onus lies solely with chief minister Ibobi Singh," Shah said adding that his party plans to develop Manipur as a model state.
He continued, if the people hand over the government to BJP, there will be equal development in both the hills and the valley.
Alleging Congress govt of trying to instill hatred amongst the communities in the state, Shah demanded that Congress must stop it immediately. Shah asserted that Manipur has the potential to become a model state. “Manipur has the potential to become a model state as each of the North-eastern states has its own strength areas."
Assam MP, RP Sharma, Finance Minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma and BJP State Unit President, Kh. Bhavananda were among those present at the event. Speaking to media persons at the end of the campaign, Amit Shah maintained BJP will get absolute majority in the upcoming election and will form the new government.
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