DIPR/ TMB Report
IMPHAL: Chief Minister N. Biren Singh-led BJP Government on Monday won the Motion of Confidence at the 11th session of the Eleventh Manipur Legislative Assembly through voice vote. The Motion was moved by the leader of the House.
Giving his statement about the performance of his Government, Biren Singh said that the Motion was moved to show the confidence of the House and the public on how the Government is working stably even during the COVID-19 pandemic. He also maintained that the three years and five month old Government had been working for all round development of the State since its formation.
The chief minster highlighted to the House the works taken up by his Government which included Manipur Water Supply Project, missions and schemes like Go to Village, Go to Hills, CMHT, Start Up Scheme, Implementation of Inner Line Permit System, Video Satellite Class for Civil Service Aspirants of the State among others. He further stated the law and order had considerably improved in the State and the Government is still working for humanity service and supporting livelihood to the people.
He thanked the Members of the House for their kind service, to contain the COVID-19 pandemic at their respective Assembly Constituencies. He also expressed his gratefulness to the frontline workers like Doctors, Police, Medical Staff, Students Union and other essential services for their tireless service and support during this pandemic.
During the discussion for Motion of Confidence, Leader of Opposition Okram Ibobi Singh, Opposition MLAs Gaikhangam, Govindas Konthoujam, K. Ranjit Singh, N. Loken Singh, Dr. Chaltonlien Amo, Khumukcham Joykisan Singh, Ak Mirabai Devi, Th. Lokeshwar Singh, Alfred Kan-Ngam Arthur, Okram Surjakumar and K. Meghachandra Singh raised opposition to the Motion.
Y. Joykumar Singh, Deputy Chief Minister who is also in charge of Finance tabled Finance Accounts (Volume-I) 2018-19, Finance Accounts (Volume-II) 2018-19, Appropriation accounts 2018-19 and Accounts at a Glance 2018-19 at the House.
The Secretary, Manipur Legislative Assembly also intimated the House on the Governor’s assent to Bills namely, The Manipur Appropriation (No. 1) Bill, 2020, The Bir Tikendrajit University, Manipur Bill, 2020 (Bill No. 3 of 2020), The Manipur Sewerage Bill, 2019 (Bill No. 4 of 2020), The Kangla Fort (Amendment) Bill, 2020 (Bill No. 5 of 2020), The Manipur University of Culture (Amendment) Bill, 2020 (Bill No. 6 of 2020), The Manipur Professions, Trades, Callings and Employment Taxation (Ninth Amendment) Bill, 2020 (Bill No. 7 of 2020), The Manipur Appropriation (No. 2) Bill, 2020, The Salaries and Allowances of Members of the Legislative Assembly (Manipur) (Twenty-First amendment)Bill, 2020 (Bill No. 8 of 2020) and The Salaries and Allowances of Minister (Manipur) (Thirteen Amendment)Bill, 2020 (Bill No. 9 of 2020).
The Chief Minister moved the Fourteenth Report of the Business advisory Committee, 2020 and later the House adopted the Report. The House also adopted the Motion for extension of time for the presentation of the Report of the Select Committee on the Manipur Liquor Prohibition (Second Amendment) Bill, 2018 (Bill No. 9 of 2018) and report of the Enquiry Committee on the fraudulent withdrawal of money in the Department of Tribal Affairs and Hills Development till the next session.
As part of today’s Monsoon session of the 11th Manipur Legislative Assembly, the House paid tribute to the departed souls – former Governor of Manipur Ved Prakash Marwah, former members of the Manipur Legislative Assembly from 19- Patsoi Assembly Constituency, Dr. Leishangthem Chandramani Singh and D. Shaiza from 44-Ukhrul (ST) Assembly Constituency. As a mark of respect, all the members stand for two minutes silence observation.
Leader of the House N. Biren Singh, leader of the Opposition O. Ibobi Singh, members of the House Y. Joykumar Singh, Awangbou Newmai, P. Sharatchandra Singh, Ak Mirabai Devi, Konthoujam Govindas, K. Ranjit Singh, Alfred Kan-Ngam Arthur and Khashim Vashum participated in the obituary reference.
While taking part in the obituary reference N. Biren Singh stated that Ved Prakash Marwah was people’s governor. He was born on 15th September 1934 at Peshawar, Pakistan and died on 5th June, 2020. Earlier, he was an Indian police officer. After retirement, he served as Governor of Manipur (December, 1999 to June,2004), Mizoram and Jharkhand. He wrote and published many books including ‘Left Extremism and Northeast’, ‘Autonomy in Jammu and Kashmir’, ‘Counterterrorism in Punjab.’ He was honoured with the fourth highest civilian award of the nation, ‘Padmashri’. He discussed with leaders of Manipur on issues and problems from time to time and took suggestions and gave advice too.
On the demise of Dr. Leishangthem Chandramani Singh, Chief Minister told that Manipur has loss a tireless politician and an academician. He was born on 15th May, 1934 at Patsoi and died on 4th April, 2020. He was elected six times in the Manipur Legislative Assembly. Dr. Chandramani was the first Speaker of the full-fledged Manipur (1972-74) and held even the post of Deputy Chief Minister. However, he was more known as Speaker for his good conduct of the House. He was a learned person, he had the art of convincing people and a good orator. He firmly believed on regionalism politics.
In pertain to the demise of D. Shaiza, Leader of the House recalled him as very calm and man of principle. He was born on September 21, 1954 at Ukhrul and he was 65 years when he died. He was the son of former Chief Minister of Manipur Yangmaso Shaiza. He was elected in the Manipur Legislative Assembly thrice and held a Ministerial post for a short period of time. He worked hard for the unity. His demise is a loss of BJP’s prominent leader, he added. He left one son and two daughters.
At the end of his deliberation, N. Biren Singh prayed for the departed souls– peaceful rest in His heavenly abode and shared to the bereaved families.
Sharing his acquaintance with Ved Prakash Marwah, Shri O. Ibobi said that he was really much concerned for Manipur and wanted to reform the state. He was a man of action. He initiated the construction of western gallery of Mapal Kangjeibung, statue of Nupi lan etc.