IMPHAL: With the by-polls to the four Assembly constituencies drawing closer, the war of words among the ruling and opposition parties gained momentum.
On Tuesday, Chief Minister N Biren bashed opposition Congress, terming it as a party which always attempts to take political mileage by spewing venom among different communities in the state and appealed to the people to ponder over what benefit they would get when Congress was voted to power again.
Addressing the gathering during a political campaign in favour of BJP candidate Ngamthang Haokip held at Motbung Community hall, Chief Minister N Biren said he himself originated from Congress.
Questioning what positive achievements the Congress brought about during their 15 year regime, Biren charged the party was responsible for misunderstanding and conflict among the communities in the state. The party managed to take political mileage by instigating communal tensions among the Nagas, Kukis, Meiteis and Meitei Pangals.
If Congress wishes, let’s fight in political arena but attempting to gain political mileage by instigating communal tension is unacceptable, he said and called upon the people to stay away from the parties like Congress that spew venom to divide the communities.
Terming Ngamthang Haokip as an effective political leader for the state and Kuki community as well, Biren said the present Government could function with stability because of the sacrifice of those MLAs who resigned from MLA post to save the Government.
He said that BJP government is fully committed to wipe off the tears of suffering masses. Government will not allow anyone goes to sleep on empty stomach and no one is deprived of the health care facilities due to poverty. Government has introduced CMHT scheme for the poor people who cannt afford medical expenses of their own.
Government is for the people. As such, government is committed for the well being of the people.
RS MP Leishemba Sanajaoba who attended the function said that the time of Congress was ending with public trust deficit.
During poll campaign, Congress continued to expose the family matters of other party instead of developmental issues. The party which ruled the state for 15 years was ending up itself soon.