Democracy has no room for violence: Chief Minister

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IMPHAL, May 31 (Newmai News Network): “In democracy there is no room for violence,” said Manipur chief minister O Ibobi Singh in a village in Ukhrul district today during a special training programme on ULA and state governments flagship schemes. The chief minister said that gun and bomb culture will not last.

The programme was held at New Canaan village today attended by former chief minister and sitting Rajya Sabha MP Rishang Keishing, Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee chief Gaikhangam, ministers DD Thaisii and N Biren.

Addressing the people, Ibobi Singh also said that more power will be given to local bodies such as ADC, IMC and Zilla Parishad so that every development scheme reaches its target. The chief minister disclosed that cabinet had already discused the matter. Ibobi Singh also stated that in order to improve the educational system in the hill districts a committee each will be formed in every ADC constituency where the chairman of the committee will be the ADC member of that constitruency.

These committees will look after the government institutions in their respective ADC constituency. On the success of the Congress in the just concluded Imphal Municipal Council (IMC) poll, the chief minister said the results of the IMC poll was a tell-tale sign that the public have their confidence in the Congress party.

Speaking on the occasion, Rishang Keishing claimed that the Congress is the only party that works hand in hand with the people. Asking the people to have courage in safeguarding ones` rights, the Rajya Sabha MP said that the people should be bold enough to fight back those elements who continue to intimidate the people.

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