IMPHAL, April 13 - Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be arriving in Manipur soon after the ongoing Parliament session to lay the foundation stone of the country�s first National Sports University, according to official sources.
�We are very fortunate that Prime Minister Narendra Modiji has gifted us a National Sports University, and I have been informed over the phone by Prime Minister�s Office that he will visit Manipur to lay the foundation stone of the varsity after the ongoing Parliament session�, said Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Singh in an interview to a national TV channel.
Responding to a query on Churachandpur issue, the Chief Minister maintained that the present State Government has held two rounds of talk with the Joint Action Committee Against Anti-Tribal Bills(JACAATB) and the matter would be settled soon.
The Government cannot favour any community or religion to resolve an issue, he said and hoped that the talks would bring an understanding soon, he added.
He also informed that an independent body would probe whether there were irregularities in the mass recruitment carried out by the previous Congress Government in the State.
The recruitement drive was conducted by the then Congress Government prior to the recently held Assembly elections. He said the appointments made in contravention of rules and regulations would be cancelled.
On how to make Manipur free of bandh/blockade, the Chief Minister said the problems and grievances would be sorted out on the negotiating table before the demands/grievances result in imposition of bandhs or blockades.
The Chief Minister also conveyed that Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has approved setting up of four India Reserve Battalions in the State to man the highways as Highway Protection Force.