Prime Minister Narendra Modi today addressed a virtual public meeting in Manipur. PM Modi started his address by bestowing honour upon the noted personalities who have shaped and glorified Manipur. PM Modi further told people that the whole country was watching how Manipur is voting for development in the first phase of elections.
PM Modi spoke on how people of Manipur were treated by past governments, PM Modi said, “For them, Manipur was just a haven for corruption. Congress did not develop Manipur, keeping Manipur away from peace and prosperity. Congress was responsible for separatism in the state in the name of hill and valley.” PM Modi further added that the BJP government wants development for all, linking each part of Manipur with the rest of the nation.
PM Modi iterated how Manipur and other north-east states are the centres of national unity, PM Modi said, “After becoming the Prime Minister, Atal Ji had created a separate ministry for its development. But, When the UPA government came to Delhi in 2004. The focus of the Congress was not on the development of Manipur but on looting Manipur.” PM Modi added that the state was in hands of such leaders who were known to be called ‘Mr. 10 per cent’ on the account of their corruption.
Talking about the success of Double Engine Sarkar in the state, PM Modi said, “Development of Manipur and balanced development of Manipur is the priority of BJP. CM Biren Singh Ji is readily available to the people of Manipur. Central government ministers now come frequently to Manipur and the Northeast. And I myself constantly review the development work of the Northeast. The Act East Policy is giving a new impetus to the development of Manipur.”
PM Modi also talked about the importance of start-ups and sports in the state. PM Modi told people that the Double Engine Sarkar is supporting five and a half thousand start-ups in the state and will further strengthen Manipur by creating two special economic zones. PM Modi further added “Our Manipur has given players like Mary Kom and Mirabai Chanu to the country. The youth here have exceptional sportsmanship. But, the youth had to wander for sports facilities. The double engine government has also done the work of establishing a sports university in Manipur.”
PM Modi finally addressed the issue of basic facilities in Manipur, PM Modi said, “Our government is working continuously to give you a pucca house, to provide a gas connection, to provide a good road till your homes.” PM Modi further iterated the success of the Jal Jeevan Mission in the state and the coverage of health under the Ayushman Yojana. PM Modi asked the support of the people of Manipur to continue the development in the state.