Javadekar confident about BJP forming ministry in Manipur

13 Feb 2017

Union human resource development minister Prakash Javadekar todayt said that he was confident of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) forming the next ministry in Manipur after the state Assembly elections.
Javadekar promised the BJP government will send the "corrupt elements to prison". The minister was speaking at a political party meeting at the residence of Thounaojam Chaoba, the convener of the BJP Election Committee at Utlou in Bishnupur district. "When the election results are out on March 11, the BJP shall win majority. Once we form the government, all scams, including cash for jobs, shall be looked into and all guilty persons right from the chief minister will be sent to prison," Chaoba said. He said the root cause of all the corruption in the state is the Congress.
Meanwhile, Okram Surjakumar, son of the Manipur chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh, also formally launched his first-ever election campaign today by hoisting the Congress flag in the Kangabok constituency. His mother, Okram Landhoni, a sitting legislator vacated the seat for her son. "I am indebted to all of you for the massive support. I have no words to express my gratitude." Surjakumar said.Manipur is going to elect a new 60-member Assembly in two phases on March 4 and 8. It may be added here that the Union minister had on Sunday announced that the Centre will soon airlift fuel and cooking gas for the people who have been facing hard times under an economic blockade since November 1 last year. The United Naga Council (UNC) has imposed an indefinite blockade in protest against the state government`s plan to create seven new districts which, it claims, will lead to usurpation of large tracts of "lands of the Nagas".
"If the blockade cannot be ended in two days, the central government shall airlift fuel, LPG and other PDS items," said Javadekar, who is on an electioneering tour in Manipur.  Addressing an election meeting here of BJP candidate Okram Joy, Javadekar said: "During the last 15 years of the Congress rule, even potable water cannot be supplied to the people. The unique all-women market in Imphal city is in a pathetic condition. The state government is responsible for the present crisis." He also addressed several election meetings of BJP candidates in Imphal.