IMPHAL, April 6 - Manipur Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Singh on Thursday said that the new Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led coalition government has started to bring a change in Manipur.
Promising that he will fully dedicate himself for the welfare of the masses, BJP�s first Chief Minister in the volatile border State said, �I will work selflessly for the welfare and betterment of the people.� The CM was addressing the 37th foundation day of the BJP here on Thursday.
With the setting up of anti-corruption cell, the government has started to refer some complaint cases, out of 300-400 cases which were received through the recently established cell, to the police for necessary steps, he informed.
He further said the government is also trying to formulate a new mechanism to provide pension directly into the respective pensioner�s account. Widespread road repairing works have also been taken up in the State capital and district headquarters in the last 10-15 days.
In his speech, BJP Manipur Pradesh president K Bhabananda expressed the need for coordination and support between the government and party. Party�s general secretary and Works Minister Th Biswajit also spoke on the occasion. Former BJP Manipur unit presidents M Bhorot, Sh Shantikumar and H Borababu, besides senior leaders were honoured at the foundation day celebration.
Ministers visit: Manipur Forest and Environment Minister Thounaojam Shyamkumar Singh and Tribal and Hills Areas Development Minister N Kayisii along with officials on Thursday visited the landslide-hit Sirarakhong village in Ukhrul district to take stock of the situation there.
On Wednesday, a massive landslide in the village washed away around seven houses. However, there was no casualty.
The visiting Ministers assured that necessary assistance will be provided to the affected villagers.
Meanwhile, Deputy CM Yumnam Joykumar Singh distributed relief materials to the hailstorm-affected families of Meitei Langol Yumjao Manbi area in Imphal West district on Thursday. He distributed essential commodities including rice, dal, mustard oil and candles to 29 families who were affected by the recent spate of rain accompanied by hailstorm on April 2.