LAMKA, March 8: Vungzagin Valte parliament secretary (PS) CADA, Horticulture and Science and Tech to the government of Manipur, this evening call a press meet, at his residence at Niangen Kholbuk, Bungmual, Lamka.
The minister told media persons that he was calling this meet for the love of the land and asked co-operation of the media/press.
He said the media is “an important instrument in nation building.”
With the election code of conduct in effect, there are certain aspects of his work that cannot be divulged but nevertheless he wanted to interact with the press.
On being asked as to his view regarding the many lapses in the execution of MGNREGS implementation, he said he will do what he can for to redress the issue.
He also asked the pressmen to go on a tour with him of the particular places where discrepancies and irregularities are identified so as to fix the problems.
There is a delay of job card, due to the slow release of fund by the Manipur Rural Development Society unlike the previous years when the funds were directly released from the centre to the DRDA.
On questions regarding deletion of names from the electoral roll recently when even his name and that of another MDC of ADCC were found deleted, he said that it was unfortunate and it should have been handled better.
The parliamentary secretary also said that it was unfortunate that several individuals have to suffer this name deletion frequently; and asserted that such decision should be taken after proper verification with the individuals concerned.
He further appealed to the authority concerned to be more thoughtful and careful keeping in mind the issues arising out of the deletion.
On the other hand Valte also said, “We as citizens of the country, should never falsely try to include any name in the electoral roll.”
Regarding the power station that was inaugurated recently by the state chied minister, Valte said that the other bigger power projects that was to come out, need to be executed in the best possible way as the fund allotted are huge and trusting a contractor is a tough call.”
On being asked about the college that he had promised to be set up at Thanlonn, he asserted that after the end of the financial year the process will likely commence.
He added he will not run away from his promises.