IMPHAL, April 19: The Janata Dal-United (JD-U) Manipur, president has today extended financial assistance to the deceased old age pensioner who recently died while waiting for her turn to collect old age pension at first Manipur Rifles parade ground.
Moirangthem Tombi, president JD(U) and Len Gangte, general secretary personally visited the residence of the victim, the late Irengbam Purnimashi Devi, situated at Khagempall Panthak Ningom Leikai Imphal West and hand over the financial assistance.
Speaking to media person on the sideline during the visit, M Tombi termed the incident very unfortunate that an elderly woman had to meet such a fate just to collect a paltry amount of Rs. 4800 of her share of pension.
He held that the present government must take full responsibility of the tragic incident adding that they urged the government to take pre-cautionary measures to avert similar incidents in the future.
Meanwhile, extending his warm welcome to BJP national president Amit Shah, who is on his maiden visit to Manipur, Tombi said that the people of Manipur expected more from Amit Shah.
He regretted that the BJP failed to give any concrete assurance of the promises made by BJP in the run up to the recently concluded last LS Poll like repealing of the AFSPA and to safeguard the boundary and integrity Manipur.
Amit Shah`™s speech did not reflect any of the promises made by the BJP instead it focussed on campaigning for ADC election due to be held on June 1. However, the JD (U) does appreciate and welcome the schedule made by BJP to send its Union Ministers to the North East states, he said.
Amit Shah`™s appeal made to the people to give corruption free governance in Hills district if BJP candidates win the ADC is another political gimmick like it did during the LS poll, claimed the JD(U) president.
Tombi urged the people to cast its vote for JD (U) candidate if the people want change and free from centre`™s false promises.