IMPHAL, March 22 - Manipur Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Singh on Wednesday expressed great concern over the frequent bandhs and blockades in the State and compared the unpredictable situation in the State with the rain in Cherrapunjee.
The Chief Minister pointed out that the frequent bandhs and blockades have severely affected the various projects in the State. Biren, who is the first BJP Chief Minister in Manipur, made the comparison while making a clarification during a discussion on motion for vote on account and the voting for supplementary grants in the State Assembly here. Opposition Congress leaders Okram Ibobi Singh and K Meghanchandra also participated in the discussion.
However, the CM assured the House that his government will pick up the pending major projects which were once taken up by the previous government.
Later, the House passed the motion for Vote on Account amounting to Rs 3,828 crore. The house also unanimously passed the demands for supplementary grants.