Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 10, 2018: Chief minister Nongthombam Biren Singh has sought love and support of the people for the successful of the ‘Go to the Village’ mission which is set to be launched on May 1.
The chief minister was talking to reporterss on the sideline of monthly Hill Leaders’ Day at the Durbar hall of chief minister’s secretariat today.
Mentioning that a committee would be formed at the Panchayat and ADC level of the state, Biren said representatives of Panchayati Raj institution and autonomous district council would be involved and consulted to identify the number of beneficiaries under various schemes. He mentioned that the much awaited ‘mission’ would be launched simultaneously in different parts of the state. He said such mission would help in building a strong relationship and bridge the gap between the people and the government in the region.
Biren Singh said large number of people came to meet him on the occasion of Hill Leaders’ day. Mentioning that the hill areas of the state have been underdeveloped for long period of time, chief minister stated that the ‘Hill Leaders’ day is an opportunity given to the hill leaders and civil societies operating in Hill areas to highlight their grievances to the government. The government need to provide extra effort to make development in hill areas of the state, he added.
Biren said among several grievances, he is deeply shocked to hear that a family where the entire members are disabled and has been living without any support from the government till now. Out of four, three members are blind and one is diagnosed with psychiatric problem, he added. He stated that the government would discuss the matter and to provide a government job to one of the family member for livelihood of the family in the next Cabinet meeting.
Reiterating the allegations made by the Congress party on ‘undeclared emergency’, Biren said the present government bring back the happiness and smiles on the faces of the people of the state. In the last one year, people don’t experience police atrocities on innocent people and students in the State, he added.
Replying the media persons about the Arms missing case from 2nd MR recently, the chief minister said that the NIA has started their investigation over the issue as it affects the National Security. NIA teams have been sent to Imphal for the investigation, he added. He maintained that those who are involved would be given befitting punishment.