IMPHAL, June 4: Manipur Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party has submitted a memorandum to the NDA government for including the development of NH-37 to an all-weather road in its 100 days Action Plan Programme.
This was stated by Manipur Pradesh BJP president Thounaojam Chaoba in the mass enrolment function of 21 new political leaders and former candidates of other parties in the state to the BJP.
He said the manifesto of the BJP in the recent Lok Sabha polls mentions the development of Imphal to Jiribam road as first priority, adding that Prime Minister Narendra Modi who has been reported of the present condition of Imphal-Jiribam road will be urged to convert it into a four-lane highway.
Moreover, the task of maintaining the highway should be handed over to the Ministry of Surface Transport from BRTF which cannot complete the task of black topping the highway since a long time, he continued.
“The memorandum reflects that the 222 km long National Highway which connects the state to the rest of the India must be rid of any problem to relieve the public soon. The only appropriate option would be to develop the Imphal-Jiribam road and keep it in good condition throughout the year. The Union transport ministry will assume full responsibility for the improvement of the road directly under its supervision with requisite security cover,” Thounaojam Chaoba said.
He said that the Manipur Pradesh BJP will organise a one-day-observation “New Hope, New Manipur” at Delhi soon, adding that many youths, intellectuals and media personnel from the state will discuss the problems of the state in view of PM Narendra Modi’s promise on his election campaign in Imphal to develop and improve the road through a slide show during the observation.
“We will closely monitor the NREG scheme which provides a 100-days-job a year in rural areas in the state. The trend here is different from other states in that there is some 25 percentage reserved as line department totally for MLAs, Ministers and ADCs. This trend leads to failure of giving 100 days job to the public,” he said, “such culture needs to be closely watched and the distribution of old age pensions by the MLAs will also be apprised to central leaders.”
Meanwhile, those who joined BJP on Wednesday said that they joined the party as PDS items, old age pensions and NREGS wages are not made available to the masses regularly under Congress led SPF government.
They also expressed optimism that the BJP-led-NDA government at the centre will do something significant for the state of Manipur.
Some of the prominent newly enrolled BJP members officially approved by the party president were former minister Haokholet Kipgen from Saitu assembly constituency (AC) , former minister M Manihar from Wabagai AC, Md Allaudin, son of former chief minister, the late Md Allimudin from Lilong AC , former minister Ngusanglur from Tipaimukh AC, former Vice-president of MPP Y Mangi of Heingang AC, former candidate Laishram Kadamjit of Wangkhem AC, former vice-president of MPYC, L Sunindro alias Yaima of Khurai AC.