Manipur Pradesh BJP today demanded speedy investigation to the Rs 224 crore Loktak lake scam and urged the concern investigative agency to book all the culprits involved in the multi crore scandal.
Speaking to the media person at its party office at Keishampat Nityaipat Chuthek, M. Hemanta Singh, spokesperson of BJP Manipur Pradesh said that Loktak Lake has been converted into an earning ground for Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh led congress government in Manipur. He said that the BJP has already raised the scam of the Loktak lake management and conservation project under SPA funded by planning commission of India with a total of Rs 224 crore which is sanctioned and released only for clearance of the Phumdis of Loktak Lake. It alleged the government led by Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh for awarding the work to an incompetent Company called K. Pro Infra Works private Ltd. He said in the name of clearance ofhPhumdi, the rights of the common ignorant fishing communities of the Loktak Lake had been deprived by evicting their floating hut in a huh-hush manner by LDA under the instruction of O Ibobi.
The BJP Spokesperson questions on how the project is being implemented when the real work which are meant to be implemented under the project are not visible in and around Loktak Lake.
He further added that government should form an enquiry committee headed by a sitting supreme Court judge with a special auditor from the comptroller and auditor general of India so that there will be independent and free and fair enquiry on the scam. He further added that the government should immediately arrest the promoters of the K.pro infra works pvt.ltd, including all the officials involved like the main responsible persons.