Imphal, April 10: The year 2015 saw many changes to the functioning of Manipur Government. Ibobi, the proud Chief Minister bossed about the many developmental projects that is completed during his time. For Example, the widening of National Highways, Tiddim Road, Road stretch from Moirangkhom KrishnaPremi Oild Pump to Lillong, Construction ISBT, the fly over bridge and the three historic Ima Keithel, City Convention, MPFD and the secure office building are all taken credit by the Okram Ibobi led Congress Government. Besides, Ibobi also manage to maintain a stable government by even allowing some of the political party to merge to congress party making the power more powerful with more number. The recent uproar among some of the congress MLAs is also not against the Chief Minister Okram Ibobi. These are few things that even a lay man staying in Imphal knows. But the question right now appeared in front of us is whether the kind of development taken up is serving its matter.
Well recently, a major earthquake with epicenter somewhere at Tamenglong district had created massive destruction across the state. Many houses were destroyed; nine people lost their lives leaving several other injured on January 4 in the deadly. Some of the important government structures including Secretariat office, where some of the Minister had their offices also damage during the tremor. The most unfortunate and which hunt Ibobi government is the damage of Khwairamband Ima Keithel building. Understanding the potential of the demand of the Khwairamband Ima Keithel vendor lady, the government without wasting much time constructed a temporary market shed. The market shed is perhaps the only government structure which was completed before the scheduled time.
When a Fly over bridge collapsed killing scores of people in Kolkata recently, those responsible for the construction were fixed the responsibility. Some of them had been arrested by filing an FIR. Interestingly, in case of Khwairambandh Keithel, the government had not taken up any case against any persons. Is it because nobody was killed at Ima Keithel? Why can’t the government understand that how many would have lost their lives if the tremor occurred in peak hour.
Ibobi and his government have done lot of developmental programme everybody knows. But what about the quality. See the condition of MI road as well as the Tiddim road and not the least the newly erected street lamps. To be precise few hours rains everytime flooded most of the portion of MI road as the drainage system constructed by MAHUD department is above the road. Even a school kid knows that there is definitely serious wrong committed to the construction of the drainage system. And the unfortunate part is that no government authority had ever taken up any action to any person responsible for the construction of the drainage work.
Let us now see the condition of ISBT (Inter State Bus Terminus) constructed near Khuman Lampak. One wander the purpose of this ISBT when it is not being utilized besides no government authority has taken up any maintenance work. Lack of maintenance now converted the ISBT into a big toilet.
Election 2017 will be a tough fight for the ruling congress with the rise of BJP. The Ibobi Govt. which is in Power for three consecutive terms have no issues rather then highlighting the developmental works. The question is what kind of development is this. Flood in road with few minute rains, street lamp without light at night, drain constructed above the road, people facing acute shortage of drinking water despite the fact that Manipur have adequate rainfall and outnumbered Water supply scheme. Pardon me Mr. Ibobi there is nothing appreciative works conducted by your government.