Manipur people still have faith in Congress : Okram Ibobi

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Re-elected INC candidates Dr Th Meinya and Thangsho Baite during their reception.
Re-elected INC candidates Dr Th Meinya and Thangsho Baite during their reception.

IMPHAL, May 17: The state government is committed to development and will complete the infrastructural development in the interest of the public; there will be no change even if the NDA comes to power in the Centre, said Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh.

Speaking at the reception ceremony of the two newly elected MP, at Congress Bhawan today, he said it is the nature of politics to face ups and downs.

He further claimed that the May 16 election result of LS poll 2014 has showed that the state government is very close with its people. The anti-incumbency factor did not work in Manipur and the Congress party will not face such situation even in the future, he claimed.

He said the real power is with the people, not with any Chief Minister, MP or minister. They become meaningless without peoples’ support. The CM exhorted that it is therefore important to fulfill the promises that are made to the people.

Chief Minister Ibobi further appealed to his fellow ministers, MLAs and their departments concerned to complete their ongoing works in a time bound manner despite the financial constraints, and problems like bandhs and blockades; whether the project may be road construction, power or water supply.

“If we can complete the work in time and show the utilisation certificates, there will be no problem in getting the required fund. We will get our share whether the NDA or the UPA is in power in the Centre”, Ibobi said, reminding that India is a country with federal structure, and that every state has the same rights.

The CM gives credit of his party’s success in the LS poll to his party workers, including the Ministers, MLAs and especially people of Manipur.

The MPCC president and deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam said that his party officials and workers should be aware of the votes that the NPF had garnered unexpectedly, even from CCpur district during the 16th Lok Sabha election.

He further said that this is not a good sign for the people of Manipur as the NPF has mentioned clearly in its manifesto that they are for Naga integration. Gaikhangam also mentioned the margin of votes that an “unorganised party” like the CPI recieved in the recent election.

He said CPI is a party run by a few individuals without any public support.

Dr T Meinya and Thanso Baite were today accorded warm receptions after their wins.

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