IMPHAL, April 1:The MLA of Thongju Constituency, Th Bishorjit has clarified that the allegations levelled against him over alleged threat served to president of Committee for Development of Kongba Kshetri Leikai (South), Imphal East is baseless and unfounded.
While giving the clarification in the presence of locals during a press meet at Kongba Kshetri Leikai today, MLA Bishorjit said that he has been showing personal interest in all the developmental works being taken up in the constituency to ensure development.
The MLA stated that he had initiated the works to dig up Kongba River with co-operation from the locals to overcome the shortage of water faced by the state at present.
`It is very unfortunate that a group of people of the constituency floated a committee and in collusion with ex-MLA Bijoy Koijam, tried to cause hindrances in the developmental works carried out in the area,`™`™ he said.
He contended that the dried area in the river was dug up under the Military Civic Action programme of 9 Sector Assam Rifles while informing that mud dug out from the river is sold at Rs 500 per truck by locals.
Saying that the unwarranted allegation levelled against him by some persons with vested interest has created rift amongst the people of the constituency, the MLA informed that a case has been registered with the Irilbung Police Station against the members of the committee and that it has been summoned for investigation.
`The ex-MLA has been engaging in certain unwarranted activities just to gain political mileage. During his tenure as an MLA, developmental works in Thongju Constituency was a far cry,`™`™ he pointed out.
Members of Kongba Kshetri Leikai Development Committee, Women Development Committee of Kongba Kshetri Leikai and several locals who were present during the meet resolved that members of Committee for Development of Kongba Kshetri Leikai (South) should bear the full responsibility if any untoward incident arises out in connection with the matter.