IMPHAL: Chief Minister N Biren has claimed that BJP is the only party which is serious about protecting the minority indigenous people in the North East, particularly Manipur, and advised his party karyakratas to convince the people about the various activities taken up by the saffron party.
Addressing the gathering at a one day workshop on Union buget 2020 held at BJP Manipur Pradesh office, the chief minister said that a strong apprehension about the extermination of indigenous population was prevalent in the minds of the people for years and that the BJP was wrongly branded as a communal party who was out to exterminate the indigenous people through inculcation of Hindutva ideology. Much to the contrary of what the people expected, BJP Government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, however, miraculously enacted the ILP system in Manipur, taking into account the importance and urgency to protect the indigenous people in the state. No other party, except BJP, has fulfilled such a long cherished dream of the people. How much BJP is concerned for the state has been shown practically, Chief minister said and added that it would be weakness of the BJP workers if they are unable to convince the people about the commendable activities of the saffron party.
He said that even the top BJP leaders have entered the state with ILP passes. The state will see remarkable changes if the BJP is voted to power for another 20-30 years, added the CM.
Hailing the Union budget, N Biren said that the Union budget formulated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi government is people oriented, aim at poverty alleviation, providing good drinking water, construction of dwelling houses for the poor and providing financial assistance towards medical expenses of the poor etc. It is a human based budget. Indian economy will boom when rural economy is improved. Though Indian economy is experiencing economic sloth for the time being, I am fully confident that Narendra Modi Government’s dream to achieve 5 trillion dollar economy by 2030 will be materliased definitely, said the Chief minister.
“I am neither an expert nor an economist. But I believe that budget with a focus on improving rural economy rather than industrial based economy will have far reaching benefits to the Indian economy,” Chief minister observed.
Stating that differences are always there, be it in the family or the party or the government, the chief minister advised his party men to through away the mindset of groupism. The party has now won public trust. The party will never be able to rise again, once it loses the public trust. It is the right opportunity for the party karyakartas to work with dedication for the people to ensure that people always keep their trust with the saffron party, added the CM.
Stating that people in the state need to welcome and behave properly towards the non-locals entering the state, the Chief minister announced a particular police officer who had behaved properly towards a non-local entering the state via Imphal airport will be awarded.
Yaiskul MLA Kh Satyabrata, Moirang MLA P Saratchandra, BJP Manipur VP Salam Joy, Prof Bijoykumar MU also attended the function.