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The bitter truth of Manipuri society; Is someone listening

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March 2017, was a moment that every citizen of the state have some hopes of better Manipur. It was not that earlier Manipur was a hopeless one but majority of the people are against anarchic form of government in the name of democracy.
Power is the root of corruption, so is the saying and it still remain as universal truth. When a person was handed over the power to rule the people, sometimes he or she considered himself as a demigod as if there is no one above him. The beauty of Indian democracy is that man who have the capacity and talent to rule the state were given peoples’ mandate for only five years and as per his performance he have the chance to continue  another five years. A longer period in power sometimes make the person whom people elected as the leader sometime forgot that he is being elected by the people, and he should be for the people and of the people. 15 years of congress rules showed many good things as well as many bad things which some waited for times to get revenge.
Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, the onetime congress Minister is one among the people who seem to be fed up of being in the congress government that runs under the shadow of the democratic but in anarchic ways. This led him left the party and joined the BJP which at the time was the only alternative to bring forward the state in field of development. This may be perhaps because Manipur, a small state which have only 2 MPs and 1 Rajya Sabha MP (now 2 including Marry Kom who was nominated by the BJP lad NDA Govt) will not be able to stand in its own as the state has been exploited by the past regime in such a way that every development works which are supposed to be taken up have to be depended on the blessing of the center.
It is not only Chief Minister N. Biren Singh that chose the BJP as the only option for stitching the torn part of the state. Many civil society leaders which were once seen on the street shouting for the protection of the identity of the various ethnic communities of the state as well as who had voice against the illegal merger of the erstwhile nation called Manipur to the Indian Union and Many who have been against the cultural and religious domination to the people of the region now were saffron cap, wear khaki pants and white shirt and bow to built a nation of saffron colour.
So far so good, but easier said is than done. Promises and subsequent trust to the new regime is slowly loosing with most promises remain pending. Exact figure of state government employees is not known but it is somewhere around 80 thousands or more. At the moment the pre-poll promise by the BJP about implementation of the 7 Pay cannot be converted into action.
Chief Minister N. Biren Singh sincere words on why the state is not in the position to implement the 7 pay need to be ponder by each every one. Those who failed to understand what the chief Minister had said yesterday should at least listened to him as there is a possibility that the emerging society once more fall in deep trouble. If those in the government love Manipur, it is time that they listen to what the Chief Minister had said yesterday.

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