The perfect timing to make CM’s anti corruption dream comes true

Written By: / Editorial / Friday, 08 April 2022 16:41

The people of Manipur have one very good reason to believe that the state BJP’s Nongthombam Biren Singh led Manipur government for the second tie will surely deliver justice to each and every citizen of the state. Before elaborating on why it is expected, one should laud the wisdom of the new chief minister over his understanding regarding the administration of a democratic form of government.
His assurance to the people to complete the incomplete structures of various central sponsored schemes is worth praising and his stand to root out corruption is what has been expected.
We the people of the state believed that the new Chief Minister will keep his promise to eradicate corruption.
The other thing that makes Imphal Times feel the new government will streamline governance is that the team includes almost all professionals from every field. Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren was one of the most celebrated Editors of a newspaper published here in Imphal before he entered politics. The young and energetic BJP MLA Th. Biswajit is known for his skills and rendering his duty. He already has good rapport in dealing with any situation.
The only thing that Imphal Times would like to suggest is a transparent and efficient mechanism to prevent and/or weed out corrupt practices of the elected leaders as also the bureaucrats. For that, the need of the hour is the introduction of “Lok Ayukta” in the state. Many states have introduced it and there is no reason why such a powerful and relevant system should not be implemented in Manipur without further delay. After all, the vision document of the BJP had clearly mentioned wiping out corruption from the state in line with the vision projected by the charismatic leader and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Well and good the Lokayukta act today, and some of the top officials of some government departments are now trapped. This should not be interfered with by the present government under Chief Minister N. Biren Singh.
Mr. Chief Minister, there is not a shred of doubt that the people of the state will have more faith, goodwill, and support in your government if corruption is checked properly than do the needful, and please don’t interfere with the statutory bodies checking corruption.
It may be mentioned that just a couple of days back, the Social Welfare Department, Government of Manipur conducted a recruitment test for appointing Supervisors, Inspectors, Garde IV posts. There are rumours spreading around about some rich families having a close relationships with the Government authority bribing huge amounts of money. There are also rumours that the Minister in charge as well as the Commissioner and the Director of the Social Welfare department had already prepared a list even before conducting the recruitment test. These are rumours, but there is a saying that – “the leaves of the tree don’t move without a breeze”. Let’s hope those are rumours and let us also pray that such things don’t happen this time as IT IS A MATTER OF PRESTIGE for Chief Minister N. Biren Singh.

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Rinku Khumukcham

Rinku Khumukcham

Rinku Khumukcham, Editor of Imphal Times has more than 25+ 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. Rinku can be contacted at [email protected] 

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