Real politics is not just about electoral politics: Letpao


Imphal, May 2, 2018(DIPR): Joining the rest of the state, the ‘Go to Village’ (Khunggang Chatse) mission was launched yesterday at Chandel district. In the event, Minister Shri Letpao Haokip said that real politics is not just about electoral politics, but it’s about streamlining the society to a better and utopian model. He added that the main motive of starting this mission is basically to attempt to bring all government machineries and activities in doorsteps, and each and every one of us should take good use of it.

It can be mentioned that the ‘Go to Village’ mission is being launched simultaneously in 60 villages in all the 60 assembly constituencies across the state yesterday.

The new initiative of the Shri N. Biren Singh led new government was launched for Chandel district yesterday at S Molnom village. The area is a remote village, situated about 10 km further from Sajik Tampak village. The launch programme was organised by the District Administration, Chandel and witnessed a huge turnout of public from nearby and far areas of the district.

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The YAS/Water Resources minister in the launching event was accompanied by Shri T Ranjit Singh (IAS), Secretary of Revenue (and also Nodal Officer of this mission of Chandel district); Shri S. Krishnakumar (IAS), DC Chandel; SP Shri A Romanus; and other top police and civil officials.

Giving the chief guest speech, Minister Shri Letpao said that the pitiable condition of road from Chakpikarong to Molnom will be improved soon as the new government has already sanctioned fund for it and necessary works will start soon. He added that the new government led by Chief Minister Shri N Biren is a people-oriented government and its policy is to prioritise to help the needy and the downtrodden. The Minister also thanked the 4th AR stationed at Sajik Tampak for providing every possible help for organisation.

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The minister further appealed all the people present to co-operate with the district administration and the Army, adding that until and unless peace and harmony prevail, there will be no development in the society. He also appealed for better co-operation from the public in maintaining and using of government offices and buildings. There is no point in constructing school in a particular area again and again for each term, he opined, and added that, by keeping things in order, the government can focus on building other forms of infrastructures such as roads or bridges or waiting sheds or community halls etc.

Deputy Commissioner Shri Krishnakumar, during his keynote address, said that the people of Chandel will benefit the most from this mission as this district is the most underdeveloped in the state due to its poor road connectivity and poor socio-economic condition. He, however, also said that development may come in the district as NITI AYOG has even identified Chandel as one of its ‘aspirational districts’ and hence more focus from Centre will come.

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He appealed the people to address their grievances and needs to the stalls of the government departments that were opened yesterday in the exhibition.

It may be mentioned that before the start of the formal function, the minister and the other VIPs opened and inspected the exhibition where government departments opened their mobile offices especially to address the needs of the people.

Later, Minister Shri Letpao Haokip and the other dignitaries distributed financial and material assistances to various beneficiaries of CM gi Hakshelgi Tengbang, Ujjwala, MSPDCL, Social Welfare, Education department etc.


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