After Assam, Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Manipur amid tight security

The union home minister laid the foundation stones for several development projects in Manipur.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Imphal (PHOTO: IFP)

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said that the law and order condition in Manipur has improved under the BJP-led government and congratulated the people of the state on the implementation of Inner Line Permit (ILP) system in the state. 

Speaking at a public meeting at Hapta Kangjeibung in Imphal, Shah lauded the leadership of Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh. 

The union home minister said that Manipur had witnessed several protests and agitations for years. But since the BJP-led government came into power under the leadership of Chief Minister N Biren Singh, the law and order in Manipur improved, Shah said while listing the implementation of Inner Line Permit (ILP) and ending bandhs and blockades in the state.   

"In just three years of governance in Manipur, the BJP-led government under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and leadership of CM Biren Singh, bandhs and blockades in Manipur is no longer witnessed as it used to be when the previous government (Congress-led government) ruled the state, the union home minister said.

Congratulating the people of Manipur on the implementation of ILP in the state, Shah said that it is the biggest gift of PM Modi to Manipur. 

The union home minister said that BJP-led government at the centre has been continuously working to bring the Northeastern region to the mainstream and assured that the region will not be neglected under its government.  

During his visit to Manipur, the union home minister inaugurated two developmental projects, laid the foundation stones for seven major projects and launched statewide e-office at Hapta Kangjeibung, Imphal East in the presence of DoNER Minster Dr Jitendra Singh and Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh.

The union home minister laid the foundation stones for the Churachandpur Medical College, the building of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) at Mayangkhang/Mantripukhri, IT-SEZ at Mantripukhri, state government guest house "Shanglen" in Imphal, 3rd Manipur Bhavan at Dwarka, New Delhi, the state police headquarters building, Imphal and the Integrated Command and Control Centre (ICCC) for Small City in Imphal.

The union health minister also dedicated the Bishnupur-Tupul-Thoubal-Kasom-Khullen road.

Shah arrived at the Bir Tikendrajit International Airport, Imphal around 12 noon Sunday to a warm and grand welcome. He  headed to Hapta Kangjeibung to address a public gathering. Dr Jitendra Singh Union Minister of State (incharge) Ministry of DoNER, also took part in the public meeting.

Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Saturday inspected the preparation work to welcome Shah at Hapta Kangjeibung ground.

Amit Shah is on a two-day visit to Northeast India. He visited Assam on Saturday and laid the foundation stones for several projects in the state.

First Published:Dec. 27, 2020, 11:59 a.m.

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