Biren Singh refutes opposition

Pothashang News Service

Imphal, November 17: Chief minister Nongthombam Biren Singh has refuted the allegation made by the oppositions party of making false promise, while observing the Hill Leaders’ Day and Meeyamgi Numit at his Secretariat today.

Biren Singh said people are witnessing the recent progress and development in the state and what the new government is tirelessly working for its people. He stated that the new government didn’t announce any false promises to the people; everything has been put before the public.

Since its inception, the government is maintaining complete transparency to achieve good governance in the state. It is trying its best to resolve the misdealing of issues by the previous government. As of now, there hasn’t been a single protest/agitation against the present government by the people of the state, said Biren Singh.

The chief minister attended to as many as 500 complaints and personally met nearly 1500 people from 8:00 am to 3:15 pm.

The chief minister saying the government is focusing on action oriented policies and programmes for the welfare of the people and state affirmed that the new government is right on track towards bringing development in the State.

He sought support from the people. “I am doing my level best to serve the people of the State”, said the chief minister.

He asserted the government is conducting assessment camps in various districts for the identification and issue of disability certificate and assessment of nature of disability for providing appropriate aids and appliances for persons with disability living in the State.

Mentioning some of the developmental projects being taken up in the state, he said the Tamenglong-Haflong road is upgrading to National Highway, construction of Water Supply Scheme estimated cost of Rs 40 crores at Tamenglong.

He also stated that the health insurance scheme for BPL families which would provide financial assistance of Rs 2 lakh for medical treatment would be launched on 1st January, 2018. He mentioned that to ease the financial burden faced by widows, the application form for the Health Care Insurance Scheme for widows is being issued here today.

Talking on hosting the North-East Development Summit during Manipur Sangai Festival 2017, Biren Singh said that preparations are almost complete for the upcoming Sangai festival. Various National and International investors and companies are expected to participate in the North-East Development Summit to be held on 21st-22nd November, 2017.

He said the chief ministers of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland have confirmed to attend the festival. A media team from Myanmar would visit the State and interact with the media persons of the State during the festival. An exhibition football match will be played between Women football team from Mandalay and Manipur Women football team under the theme “Connecting through Sports” in the Sangai Festival, he added.

He said that he will inaugurate the Curtain Raiser of the Manipur Sangai Festival at Keibul Lamjao on ahead of the festival, and the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind will formally inaugurate the Manipur Sangai Festival and North-East Development Summit.

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