IMPHAL: Maintaining that BJP-led coalition government is a government of not just one single community but of all communities and it would never indulge in religious and community based politics, chief minister Nongthombam Biren has appealed to all communities to stop be-lieving in rumours. Biren was speaking as chief guest during the Iftar party organised under the aegis of All Manipur Muslim Organisation Co-ordinating Committee (AMMOCOC) at Hotel Classic Grande, Ching-meirong on Sunday.
The chief minister further stated that the state government led by BJP will never take up any work or programme based on religion or community.
“We are still backward in every aspect and we still have a long way to go. There should be no room for rumours to creep up among us and divide us all.”
Stating that he does not consider Meetei-Muslims as minorities as they are the off-springs of Meetei women, he urged those few among the Meetei-Muslim community who are allegedly harbouring communal feelings to aban-don such inimical concepts.
“If there are any among the Meetei-Muslim community who think that they are not the sons/daughters of Meetei women, please do come out and identify yourself,” he said.
Stating that Meetei-Muslim community are not below the average of anyone in any aspect, Biren exhorted the community to show their capabilities and lend their active support to other communities of the state. He also pointed out that the government has economic and educational support for those Meetei-Muslim people who are backward and need support.
Maintaining that BJP is not a communal party as is conceived by many Muslim brethrens, Biren reiterated that BJP is not against the Muslims as is wrongly spread by some naive individuals.
“The union home minister had even declared that there will not be any restrictions in the food habits of the people.”
He also appealed all to have faith and trust among each other which is essential for peace and development in the state. The function was also attended by social welfare minister Nemcha Kipgen, parliamentary secretary Md Ashab Uddin, MLA Fajur Rahim and Manipur Minority Commission chairperson Md Burhan Uddin.
Source: The People’s Chronicle