IMPHAL: Former CAF&PD, Revenue Minister Karam Shyam said that whether he will withdraw support the Government will be decided after consultation with his Central High Command.
Addressing reporters at his residence, he recounted that he was the first MLA who campaigned among the coalition partners to make N Biren as Chief Minister of the state. He has been supporting the Chief Minister during crucial times of the Government.
“I don’t blame the Chief Minister for dropping me from the Council of Ministers. However, it would have been more acceptable had the Chief Minister formally informed me in advance before dropping from the ministership,” Shyam said terming Chief Minister as an ungrateful leader.
Recounting the achievements he could bring as a minister in Charge of CAF&PD department, he said that he could increase state’s NFSA card holders by 80 percent from 50/60 PC after he pressurized the Union Minister Ram Bilas Paswan. He could also clear pending Transport subsidy. Construction of Godowns in Tamenglong, Sawombung etc could be completed. Full Fledged regional office of FCI could be installed in the state.
To minimize corruption in transfer and posting of employees in Revenue department, he introduced lottery system, he added.
Failure on the part of the BJP led Government to maintain coalition ethics has hurt his sentiment. I never expected this. He supported the BJP which won only 21 seats in 2017 state Assembly election to form the Government as LJP is a partner of the NDA Government and instructed by his LJP national leader Ram Bilas Paswan. However, BJP has failed to maintain coalition ethics, Shyam said.
BJP has forgotten old friends and gives importance to new faces. Such trend of unscrupulous politics will not be lasting, he added.
Shyam further added that he will take his decision after consulting with his people of the AC and central leaders.