In 2019 ILP was launched in Manipur on the peak of agitation towards Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
Manipur Chief minister Nongthombam Biren Singh whereas talking on the fiftieth anniversary of Statehood of Manipur stated, “Our Prime Minister has the best interest at heart for Manipur. He has gifted us with the Inner Line Permit—our long-standing demand to preserve our identity, heritage and culture. We must once again thank Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Shri Amit Shah for renaming Mount Harriet as Mount Manipur in honour of Maharaja Kulachandra Singh and others who revolted against British rule”.
He added that the BJP-led government of the State has been driving the State on a journey of peace and prosperity. Manipur immediately is a brand new ‘Aspirational Manipur’ the place the widespread man can dream massive and obtain much more. Today Manipur stands on a basis of peace and stability. This was not the case earlier than our Government got here to energy in 2017, when blockade and bloodshed paralyzed our streets, and violence and insurgency stalled our progress. After we fashioned the government, our high precedence was to carry peace and stability in the state. We centered on inclusive growth, and on bridging gaps between the hill and the valley by taking growth to all, irrespective of caste, creed or tribe. Initiatives such as ‘Go to Hills’ have seen overwhelming acceptance and participation throughout communities. Another progressive administrative mannequin that we’ve got been privileged to introduce is the Go to Village Mission for doorstep supply of government help to each village”.
He added that commerce and commerce has been on the heart of our imaginative and prescient for Manipur. Our youngsters are studying new issues in a safer setting. “Our youth can finally shed fear and start new ventures. We have been able to empower our women to take up economic activities by constructing more Ema markets. We have established Women Police Stations and One-Stop Centers in every district where the needs and safety concerns of our women are taken care of”.
He added that the 5 years of our Government has etched an indelible mark in the expansion story of Manipur. “We have moved away from insurgency and have adopted peace development. But the task is not finished yet. Our eyes should now be on the next decade: Decade of the Youth of Manipur. The next 10 years will be focussed on holistic development. From excelling in sports to providing better healthcares from scaling in innovation to having better road and rail infrastructure, from improving educational infrastructure to providing best facilities for Startups and entrepreneurs, the idea is to develop Manipur as a model state. The policies of the state are no longer about creating divides based on geography and ethnicity, but about making last mile delivery a reality”.
The chief minister added, “To promote trade in the state, linkages across the Bay of Bengal trade network will be developed. Manipur’s trade routes will begin from where the sun rises and end where the sun sets. Robust trade and commerce activities will increase the per capita income and this will in turn open up new opportunities for the youth, and thereby bring all round prosperity. ‘Model Manipur’ will be based on PM Modi’s vision for Vocal for Local. Model Manipur’ will be a State free from corruption, insurgency and instability”.
The elections to the 60-member Manipur meeting could be held in Manipur in two phases on February 27 and March 3.