Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared that hurdles to Manipur’s progress have been removed, and that development has begun at a rapid rate, while urging the people of the state to not let the forces that have held it back for the past 70 years to rear their heads again.
On Manipur statehood day, Modi addressed the people of the poll-bound state, saying that the state deserved peace and to be free of frequent bandhs and blockades, and that it had been achieved under the leadership of Chief Minister N Biren Singh.
The prime minister claimed that Manipur is benefiting from the “double-engine” of growth, referring to the BJP’s control of both the state and the federal government.He emphasised his ongoing efforts to gain a firsthand account of the people of the state’s expectations and aspirations, claiming that this helped him better understand their feelings and expectations and find solutions to their difficulties.
“The state is working on connectivity projects worth thousands of millions of rupees, including the Jiribam-Tupul-Imphal railway line. Similarly, the North-Eastern states’ connectivity with Delhi, Kolkata, and Bengaluru has strengthened since Imphal airport was granted international status. The India-Myanmar-Thailand trilateral expressway, as well as the impending Rs. 9000 crore natural gas pipeline in the region, will assist Manipur “he stated. Manipur will hold assembly elections on February 27 and March 3.