Imphal, Aug 25,
Chief Minister N. Biren Singh has said that the State Government will always take people’s wish into account in taking any final decision concerning State issues. As such, the State Government has started consulting leaders and individuals from different sections of the society to seek their opinion on different issues.
He was speaking to media persons on the sidelines of the joint Meeyamgi Numit and Hill Leaders’ Day held at Chief Minister’s Secretariat, today.
Regarding deferment of the special session of the State Assembly, the Chief Minister urged the public not to get disappointed as the State Government is ever ready to convene the session anytime if the need arises.
N. Biren clarified that the special session was earlier summoned as there was an apprehension about the introduction of a Bill on the possible solution to the Naga issue during the recently concluded monsoon session of the Parliament. However, it did not happen, as such, the special session of the State Assembly was also deferred, he added
Nevertheless, the State Government is still ready to convene the session anytime when required to take any decision to uphold people’s will/wish, he said while adding that the State Government would always go together with the people in any State issue.
The Chief Minister said that a strong team of the BJP Manipur Pradesh had met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh regarding the possible impact on the State due to the Naga Framework Agreement recently. There is nothing to worry as the Prime Minister had asked the State BJP team to trust him, he said while adding that the Central Government would consult the State Government if any final solution to the Naga issue affects State’s interest.
Stating that the huge turnout on Meeyamgi Numit and Hill Leaders’ Day shows people’s confidence and trust in the new Government, he said that the State Government would put in best effort to live up to people’s expectations.
The Chief Minister said that it is encouraging to see many youths and women turning up on these two days to seek support on entrepreneurship and self-employment from the Government.
In today’s combined Hill Leaders’ Day and Meeyamgi Numit, the Chief Minister personally heard about 500 complaints and met around 1500 people from different parts of the State from 9 am to 2:15 pm.