Taking time in fielding the vacant Ministers: Is the CM helpless?

Written By: / Editorial / Saturday, 09 April 2022 17:39

It may be a government matter, however, people speculate more as BJP’s organisational matter for taking such a long time in fielding the vacant ministerial berth in the N. Biren Singh 2.0 government.
Just a couple of days ago most of the Imphal-based media carried a report about the probable induction of at least 4 ministerial berths out of the 6 vacancies. However, till today there has been no such induction. Perhaps, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh may have a hard time choosing the best among the BJP MLAs who may perform at the best level. Or maybe, the Chief Minister is waiting for completion of the recruitment of posts at various departments which are yet to be announced. This is being speculated as the people have heard time and again about the Chief Minister’s announcement to make the state free from corruption. If he himself supervise the whole recruitment process till the declaration of the result, his promise to make a corruption Free State in the recruitment of government post or in any other government-related matters may be proven.
If that is the case then, it will not be wrong to speculate that the Chief Minister is still confusing about whom to trust among the elected BJP MLAs.
On the other hand, there are reports spreading around about the Chief Minister N. Biren Singh’s inability to choose his cabinet colleagues of his choice as the central leadership have limited his power. Source said that the central leadership of the BJP took some advice from the Chief Minister as well as the state BJP president; however, the final decision for fielding of vacant ministerial berth is in the hand of the central BJP leadership.
This means that the BJP led state government is directly controlled by the central leadership, which also means that the state of Manipur today has been reduced to the status of Union Territory.
Such a situation is created due to lack of unity among the BJP MLAs as well as a lack of trust in the leaders they have elected. Lets’ hope a better powerful government like the one in UP where the state authority has full power in choosing ministers by the Chief Minister. This lies to the wisdom of N. Biren Singh , the Chief Minister of Manipur.

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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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