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Fate of our Democracy

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Converting ‘lie’ to ‘truth’ is no more a taught job for anybody with majority in number to the practice of democracy. A matter of majority and a matter of creating mutual understanding with the opposition is what they required.
Are we ready to applause for the lies that have been converted to truth?
In his speech, on the first sitting of 10th Manipur Legislative Assembly session on June 28, 2012, the than governor of Manipur had said the newly constructed Manipur Legislative Assembly Secretariat at Chingmeirong has been handed over to the people of Manipur.
But how far is it correct to say that the Assembly secretariat at capitol project has been handed over to the public when it is not even handed over to the Assembly secretariat authority by the Simplex Construction Company till today? The governor’s addressed also highlighted various developmental project besides providing safe drinking water to the people of the state as well as improvement of the road connectivity as well as power supply.  Do any of us find any room for appreciation to the present condition of Roads connectivity, drinking water and electricity supply?
The present government under the leadership of Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh has left no stone unturned in term of shutting off every sort of oppositions.  
The legislators at both the treasury bench and the opposition bench had tied a knot of close relationships. Even the state media, which has been considered as the fourth estate has not even been left off.
Point bringing up here is – of the future of our democratic set up.
In reality dirty tricks of the peoples’ representatives often perform to fool the public, had been taking center-stage at almost all newspapers and news channels of the state in the last couple of decades. Promises, assurances and false pretenses to befool the general public by responsible heads of the state are the common menace that slur on the mind of the middle class public by the members belonging to the fourth estate. It is not the integrity of the journalist that compelled them to slur on with the phenomenon, but it is rather the society’s responses which prompt them to dance on the tune of the existing government.
To talk about the roles being taken by the judiciary and executive would be, perhaps ‘a waste of time’. The symbiotic existence of the treasury and opposition bench in the legislators’ house had converted the judiciary as toothless component of the government while an unpleasant gesture to comfort the near and dear one of the chief minister becomes a part of life for executives in this little state called Manipur.
 The academicians, civil rights activists, pressure groups, etc. have been drug to join the chorus at any tune played by the government.
Manipur today enters to a golden phase as according to the resolution passed by the august house of the 10th Manipur Legislative session on 28th June 2012. But only few are able to realize that the state is really entering to a gold tinted phase.

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