P R E S S N O T E
It is a matter of proudness that in the recently held assembly elections in Manipur, three Muslim candidates came victorious. It is further appreciative that all the three candidates are forward thinking middle-aged youths with a zeal for bringing constructive changes in the socio-economic condition of Manipur. Congress party in its previous two terms has done remarkably well in fulfilling development mandates. Inspite of Congress’ commitment and impartial execution of welfare measures in Manipur, sadly, Muslims and Muslim dominated constituencies lack in clean water, sanitation, roads, flood-proof river banks, education, sports, and socio-economic condition remains largely below average. Implementation of certain development and social welfare programmes such as MNREGA, and others is lacking. In support of the demand of a Muslim cabinet minister put forth by Minorities Development Forum of Manipur (MDFM), Manipuri Muslims Online Forum (MMOF), being a forum of progressive thinking Manipuri Muslim students and professionals, request the 10th Manipuri Legislative Assembly to consider a Muslim cabinet minister in health, roads and transport, sports, or rural affairs. MMOF wish 10th Legislative Assembly of Manipur successful completion of its term with a lot of developmental changes to bring in sustainable growth, employment and peace for Manipuri.