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Rinku Khumukcham

Rinku Khumukcham, Editor of Imphal Times has more than 15+ years in the field of Journalism. A seasoned editor, was a former editor of ISTV News. He resides in Keishamthong Elangbam Leikai, with his wife and parents.

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Indifferences exist but will be resolved soon – Th. Radheshyam

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Imphal, June 16,

Face is the index of mind – and spokesperson of the Manipur State Government, Th. Radheshyam, who is also the Education Minister, looks free from anger and anxiety but was confident to reply to reporters’ query regarding the ongoing political crisis in the N. Biren Singh led government. 

 “It is internal matter of the party and the differences will be sorted soon”, Education Minister Radheshyam said to reporter soon after he landed at Imphal Airport today afternoon. MLA S. Rajen and MLA Vungjagin Valte also return back along with the government spokesperson.  

The government spokesperson also accepted that there is crisis in the government over dissatisfaction but there is nothing to be surprised. Even family members sometimes quarrel over dissatisfaction but resolved soon.

On being asked whether the key portfolios which were vested to the Chief Minister (Finance from Dy. CM Y. Joykumar; PWD and Power from Minister Th. Bishwajit) will be restored or not, the Government Spokesperson said that it will be decided soon after the coming of the Chief Minister.

On the talk about camping by Ministers and MLAs at New Delhi lobbying for the change of the Chief Minister, Radheshyam said that the visit by ministers was only to give courtesy call to the new NDA Government and to meet the newly inducted ministers.

“As for me I have visited to apprise the education scenario of the state to the new Union HRD Minister and the Union Minister assured to sanction 200 crore for development of state education sector”, Radheshyam said.

Similarly, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh went to New Delhi to give courtesy call to the Central leaders and newly inducted Minister.

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Political crisis in Manipur continues: CM N. Biren meets PM; Minister Bishwajit still camping at New Delhi

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Imphal, June 16,

Who will win in the battle for throne? A big question asked by everyone in the ongoing political crisis in Manipur. Everyone is now aware that there is a rebellion from a group of BJP MLAs led by Th. Bishwajit demanding replacement of the Chief Minister but, Government spokesperson Th. Radheshyam who return back from New Delhi today said that the crisis will be soon resolved.

Official source said that Chief Minister N. Biren Singh met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed about the issue.

Th Radheshyam inabilty to answer a direct question on whether the Key portfolios which were taken out from Minister Bishwajit and Dy. Chief Minister Y. Joykumar will be restored showed that the crisis is still there and a solution to the crisis will be sacrificed of either Chief Minister N. Biren Singh or Th. Bishwajit.

Meanwhile, source said that, Central leaderships of the BJP are not favouring change of Chief Minister at this crucial hour. Amidst the political crisis, the issue of overdraft in the state exchequer added salt to the wounds. But Political analysts said that the central Ministers are giving more priority to Chief Minister N. Biren Singh while consulting over this issue for sorting it out.

The commission of enquiry committee on the huge withdrawal of fund from Works and Power department after the portfolios has been pull off from Minister Bishwajit also talks volumes.

“It was just an official procedure that a government should do”, Government Spokesperson Radheshyam said while answering to media person today.

However, removal of the portfolios clearly drawn a line of enmity between Bishwajit and Biren.

BJP MLA S. Rajen who also returned today along with Minister Radheshyam said that there is no question of change of Chief Minister. Besides putting emphasis to the crisis evolving around, the MLA said that the Chief Minister is concern to the present issue of overdraft. He added that the Chief Minister had consulted with almost all Union Ministers including the Home Minister to solve the financial crisis.

“Our Chief Minister had met almost all central leaders including the Prime Minister and the Home Minister, everything will be settle in one or two days”, he said.

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Crisis in BJP legislatures leaderships issue likely to end; Ministers to return in one or 2 days

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Imphal, June 15,
 

BJP being one of the most discipline political party in the country is soon to work out solution to the present political crisis in the N. Biren Singh led government. Source from the BJP said that never in the history of the party replacement of the leader never took place until and unless there is a charge of violating the party constitution as well as the ideology. N. Biren Case is exceptional as the central leadership notice fight for power among the BJPian.
Source said that the central leaderships are meeting the BJP MLAs including the Minister Bishwajit and N. Biren Singh. The neutral position of the State Assembly Yumnam Khemchand has impressed the Central Leadership, a source from Delhi said. 
His straight talk on his stand at which he stated that he have no problem in being the Speaker of the state Legislative Assembly without supporting nor the decedents neither the Chief Minister but giving logical explanation of things happening in the political scenario is one factor that impressed the central leaders, the source added.

 

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Overdraft: Congress President Gaikhangam appeals high level committee headed by not less than a retired Chief Justice; demand re-election

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Imphal, June 15,

President of the Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee Gaikhangam, who is also the member of the CWC showing serious concern of the multi crore overdraft in the state government today appealed the government to constitute a high level enquiry committee headed by not less a retired Chief Justice.

The MPCC president also demanded repoll of the 17th Lok Sabha Election as there is a concrete evidence of how the ruling party had utilized huge amount of Money during the election.

“I didn’t said this, it is the government which said that huge amount of fund has been withdrawn from PWD and Power department when the Election Model Code of Conduct was in force, the government has even set up enquiry for that”, Gaikhangam said.

He alleged that from the fact that huge amount of money being withdrawn it is now clear that the money were used during election and the election was not free and fair.

Gaikhangam terming the election as null and void for violation of the code of conduct demanded re-poll of the election.

“It is now the Election Commission of India to decide on whether the election should be declared null and void or not”.

Talking to media persons at his official Quarter at Babupara here in Imphal, Gaikhangam appreciated the government for constituting of an enquiry committee to find out the facts that cause such a serious debt. However, a mere constitution of a name sake enquiry will not serve its purpose, he said and added that a high level committee is the need of the hour.

Without giving any comment to the ongoing crisis in the BJP led government considering it as their family matters, Gaikhangam expressed hope that the crisis will be resolved soon in the interest of the people as it has hampered all developmental works that has to be taken up in the state. 

“Financial year have ended budget session has begun and this is June. At a time when development works are to be taken up such crisis is not in the interest of the state”, Gaikhangam said.

“Development is only possible after there is a stable government. On the other hand this is family matter and we hope it will be resolved soon”, the veteran Congress leader and President of the MPCC added.

Regarding some of the counter claims and claims about the financial power among the Minister to escape from the responsibility of the overdraft, Gaikhangam said that the issue needs to be properly analyzed.

“It is in complete violation of the Rules of Business and Allocation of Business Rules under article 166(3) of the Indian constitution”, Gaikhangam said.

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