Nagaland Roads & Bridges Minister, Vikheho Swu said the people in Manipur need a stable, people sensitive and a visionary government, but unfortunately the Congress government has failed to prove its commitment in spite of decades of its rule in Manipur and also in the entire country.
Vikheho said the people of Ukhrul district are the most enlightened people amongst the hill tribes of Manipur.
“True to your commitment, you have elected 4 MLAs out of 20 seats for the hill people in 2012, and they took the historic decision to resign from their position as MLA to protest against the three Anti-Tribal Bills passed by the Manipur Assembly which has prevented thus far the President of India’s assent to the Bills,” he said while addressing an NPF election campaign at Ukhrul this afternoon.
He further lamented that the Congress government under Ibobi Singh has “alienated and segregated the hill tribes of Manipur and that of some Meiteis only for their benefit.”
He stated that North-Eastern states would be the gateway between India and the ASEAN countries in the near future with the announcement of Act East Policy by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.
“Safeguarding our land, traditions, customs and practices of our forefathers is equally important as development of our land and people,” he added.
Vikheho said “with death in your houses, families segregated, your land been divided, your right to earn and live at stake, if you cannot stand together posterity will question you one day, there is no better time for change than now” and appealed to the people to vote for the NPF party which he said, stands for the aspiration of the hills people of Manipur.
Media & Press Bureau,
Naga People’s Front, Central Office