Manipur CM attacks BJP for neglecting Northeast
Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh on Monday hit out at the BJP-led central government for neglecting the northeastern region of India.
Imphal: Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh on Monday hit out at the BJP-led central government for neglecting the northeastern region of India.
He claimed that in the last two and a half years of the Narendra Modi government, nothing worth mentioning has been done.
Addressing women workers at the Congress office here, Ibobi Singh said: "Central ministers have been coming to the NE region frequently and we hoped that something positive would come out. So far nothing has materialised."
He also said that the Congress has done many things for the people in the last 15 years.
"As people know we have delivered the goods to them we are sure of coming back to power after the February 2017 elections," he said.
Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam who was also present in the function, said: "Some spent forces of the Congress had joined the BJP." He likened them to medicines which had expired a long time ago and said that it would be injurious to consume these "medicines".
Recently one Congress lawmaker, who is a former Minister, had resigned from the party and joined the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Senior BJP leader Nimaichand Luwang however said that the charges of the Chief Minister are baseless.