Allegations against CM Biren immature: Yang Raphei Conference

The recent media war between the ruling government and opposition party of Manipur state over alleged misstatement of the chief minister is unfortunate, stated Yang Raphei Conference


MPCC president Govindas Ningthoujam (L), Manipur CM N Biren Singh (R)

Yang Raphei Conference, Ukhrul district on Saturday stated that the allegations made by MPCC president Govindas Ningthoujam against Chief Minister N Biren Singh of looting the people on account of price hike in petrol in Manipur is very immature and undermining his own position as a legislature.

The recent media war between the ruling government and opposition party of Manipur state over alleged misstatement of the chief minister is unfortunate, stated Yang Raphei Conference in a release signed by its president Shimreishan Haorei.   

This happened when the state is reeling under difficult times due to global pandemic to which many people from the state succumbed with tragic ends, it stated.

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It is time for all stakeholders to shed their differences and come together in fighting the dreaded disease so that life and security of the poor is saved, it mentioned. “Mudslinging among our leaders at this painful moment is not a healthy development rather it may hamper health workers and experts from containing the grim situation,” it added.  

“We have a provision of free distribution of ration, free vaccinations, MGNREGS, availing PM Kisan fund, PM and CM health card etc., which really lightened the burdens of the poor people. It is your duty to see whether all these facilities are enjoyed by your assembly constituency members and not alleging the government where you are in. The rising prices of any product are not new things especially in petroleum which is not in the hands of the state government,” Yang Raphei Conference stated.

Meanwhile, Niang Handloom Industry, Churachandpur on Saturday lauded Chief Minister N Biren Singh for selling their finished products to the state government at a reasonable price and preventing them from facing hunger during the pandemic.

The second wave of the pandemic has hit the state with more intensity, resulting in more sufferings and fatalities, stated Niang Handloom Industry in a release signed by its proprietor Vungkhanniang. However, with the government initiatives through PMGKAY, food grains were distributed for free to the public, it stated. “Because of such, the masses, especially those of us who live by hand to mouth, would somehow manage to make ends meet through the scheme,” it added.  

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“In the midst of this, our caring leader who is rightly termed the peoples' Chief Minister of Manipur, N Biren Singh, who takes various initiatives for the survival of the people of Manipur, one of which was the Registered Handloom Firms of the state, whose finished products were sold to the state government at a reasonable price, which directly bailed us from hunger during this pandemic time. With his unfailing determination and timely intervention and deeds, it has benefited the masses a lot in many respects,” Niang Handloom Industry stated.  

Niang Handloom Industry further requests the chief minister to kindly initiate more steps and show the world that he is indeed the peoples' chief minister, it added. 

First Published:June 19, 2021, 11:28 p.m.

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