Union Ministers all set for spot inspection of centrally run institutes in State

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IMPHAL, January 29: A team of Union Ministers are about to conduct spot inquiries of institutes under the Central government with the specific target of developing Manipur.

A reliable source said a team of Union Ministers will start reviewing every centrally run institute like RIMS, CAU, NIT etc from the first week of February.

The concerned Union ministers will conduct spot inquiries to know the ground reality of such institutes.

While interacting with the media, BJP general secretary (Administration) M Asnikumar said a team of Union Ministers which includes the Women and Child Development Minister, CAF & PD Minister, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister, Surface and Road Transport Minister etc will be in the state to review the progress of various projects undertaken by the State government at separate schedules.

The Union Minister of CAF and PD, Ram Bilash Pashwan will arrive in Imphal for a two days visit on February 14 to review the PDS system currently being practiced in the State.

During his visit, he will hold discussion with the State BJP members on the issue.

On February 6, the Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment, Thaawar Chand Gehlot will arrive in the State while an imminent National BJP leader will inaugurate the two halls of BJP Manipur Pradesh: Dr Shyama Prasad Mukharjee Hall and Pandit Dil Dayal Upadiya Hall on February 5 and 6 respectively. National BJP leaders will attend a high level BJP meeting along with core committee members of the State BJP, office bearers and district level presidents for strengthening the State BJP unit for the upcoming general elections in the State.

Asnikumar said the State BJP has conducted its first round of state level consultative committee meeting today in connection with the visits of the Central leaders and the upcoming ADC elections.

During the meeting, many Kuki and Naga leaders hold discussions on various issues of the party. The second round of the same meeting will be held soon and the party has decided to organise a mega online enrolment membership drive on January 30 and 31, he added.

Asnikumar said the Union government has decided to solve problems of road connectivity in the North-east region by constituting a National Highway Development Co-operation as a mission task under the guidance of Union Minister of Surface and Road Transports, Nitin Gadkari.

With an intention to develop road connectivity, the Secretary of Surface and Road Transport has already conducted surveys in every part of the NE region and J&K which are considered as land-lock regions, he added.

In the context of Manipur, the Imphal-Jiribam, Imphal-Dimapur, Imphal-Zesamy road and Imphal-Aizawl road will be developed with a specific target by the Central government, he said.

It is unfortunate for the people of Manipur that Chief Minister Ibobi led Congress government haven`™t started the construction of National

Sport University in the State. Instead, he is delaying the project by selecting a disputed site, Asnikumar said, appealing to the State government to start the construction of the National Sports University at an undisputed and non-agricultural area at any place in the hills or valley. Confining the sites for the construction at Thoubal only is not fair, he said.

He said the NDA government have assured to provide maximum support to Manipur provided that the developmental projects must be taken up with transparency, accountability and feasibility. Recently, the DoNER Minister has decided to open a coordinated camp led by a Joint Secretary Officer in every NE states and two teams of coordinated camps will visit Manipur soon. The central BJP has directed to submit a long vision of Manipur within a short period. In this regard, the BJP Manipur Pradesh has prepared to complete the State Vision Document for 50 years by submitting it within the month, he said, adding the political and every scenario in Manipur will change after a full-fledged Governor for Manipur is appointed on the middle week of February.

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