IMPHAL, March 13: Pheiroijam Parijat Singh was a man of principle; he stayed at the party he joined consciously without changing till the end, stated leader of the House Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh during the obituary reference of CPI leader Pheiroijam Parijat Singh in the 10th Session of the tenth Manipur Legislative Assembly today.
Parijat died due to an illness at his native place at Nongada Makha Leikai, Lamlai on March 6, 2015.
He was elected to the House many times. He had held the portfolios of Health, Power, Food & Civil Supplies etc in his various terms as Minister.
The first mover of the obituary reference, the Chief Minister said Parijat joined Communist Party of India (CPI) in 1963 and stayed in the party till his last breath.
He had always played vital role during crucial times. He was a good leader, the CM said.
When he represented the opposition party also he always placed his opinions in a constructive way. People appreciated his role as an opposition member.
He was also a national executive member of CPI. He had contributed in national level for the party. He was a leader who had taught the meaning of Democracy.
The Chief Minister said, what he contributed for the society is still remembered while adding that his death is a big lost for the country.
May his soul rest in peace, he said shared in the grief of his family.
Congress MLAs Ksh Biren, N Biren Singh, Dr Ng Bijoy Singh, Rk Anand and TN Haokip took part in the obituary reference.
Opposition MLAs Dr I Ibohalbi Singh, O Lukhoi Singh, Kh Joykishan and L Ibomcha Singh have also remembered the CPI leader for his contributions to the society.
Speaker Th Lokeshwar Singh, who presided the House, had also shared the good works done by Parijat.
The House observed a two minute silence as a mark of respect to the departed soul.