Imphal: Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh along with some of his cabinet colleagues called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi Monday.
This is the first time in which Biren Singh met with the Prime Minister after taking oath as the chief minister of Manipur for the second consecutive term. Reports said that the chief minister was accompanied by his cabinet colleagues – Forest and Environment minister Th Bishwajit Singh, Education minister Y Khemchand and Works minister Govindas Konthoujam – in the meeting. The reports said that during the meeting, the chief minister briefed the Prime Minister on the initiatives being taken up by his government to sustain peace and development in the state.
According to the reports, Biren Singh apprised the Prime Minister about the concrete steps that his government has taken up to fight drugs and corruption in the state, official sources said here.
Mention may be made here that soon after assuming office as chief minister of Manipur for the second consecutive term, N Biren Singh had said that his government’s first task would be to make Manipur a corruption-free state. He had also declared that his government would work “day and night” to root out corruption from the state. To translate his commitment into work, Biren Singh had even strengthened the Anti-Corruption Cell.
During the meeting with the Prime Minister today, the chief minister along with cabinet colleagues also shared their vision to give an impetus to the growth trajectory of Manipur, Biren Singh wrote in his Facebook post after the meeting. He added that “Guided by PM Modi Ji’s mantra of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Prayas, the new BJP government will walk the extra mile to make Manipur another growth engine of the country.”
This is the first time in which Biren Singh called on the Prime Minister formally after he became the chief minister of the state for the second consecutive term. Biren Singh took oath as the chief minister of the state on March 21 after BJP retained power in the state by securing an absolute majority with 32 seats in the 60-member state Assembly elections.