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Niti Aayog report shows Manipur has 100 pc backlog on corruption cases: Ch Bijoy

Veteran politicians Ch Bijoy said that if the government wants to root out corruption, then it should start monitoring disproportionate asset cases.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 2 Sept 2022, 6:17 pm

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Veteran politician Ch Bijoy on Friday said that as per the recently issued India Innovative Index report under Niti Aayog, Manipur has 100 per cent backlog on corruption cases, and this shows that the state government does not want to end corruption.

He was speaking at a press conference at his residence located at Lamphel near RIMS hospital.

Bijoy said that if the government wants to root out corruption, then it should start monitoring disproportionate asset cases. It is hard to detect corruption but one of the easiest ways to find out corruption is by digging out the disproportionate assets with the help of authorities concerned for the welfare of the public, he said.

In the present scenario, the people have been claiming that the Meitei community is becoming vulnerable. The Meitei community arriving at a vulnerable stage is indirectly related to the mass corruption in the state, he added.

The present Biren government, which has completed 160 days, had committed to bring a new Manipur within 100 days and also launched a ‘100 days programme’ as well, he said. However, no developmental work has been witnessed other than withdrawing the ‘the disturbed area’ tag from some of the police stations and fixing of base year in the ILP, he added.

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Regarding the ‘war on drugs’, N Biren Singh had earlier announced that “any individual arrested along with drugs will be kept in jail for a minimum period of 1 year without giving bail,” he said.  Biren also appealed earlier not to release any culprits on bail without the completion of proper investigation if the case is related to drugs, Bijoy recalled.

But on the contrary, one Lunminthang Haokip who was arrested in a drug trafficking case was released on bail recently, said Bijoy.

He continued that on May 10, Haokip was arrested in a drug-related case after Kangpokpi police seized 2.131 kg of heroin powder from a Honda City car along with two drug peddlers on May 9. Later, Haokip was found to be the owner of the seized drugs, he said.

Bijoy further said that seizing of drugs are being reported continuously by the local media and the government should find out the loopholes in conducting checks as most of the drugs were transported by passing through various checkpoints along the national highways.

He appreciated the works of Biren 2.0 government for taking steps on encouraging the villagers to take alternative steps instead of poppy cultivation which is effective.

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Concerning the shortage of fertilisers in the state, he said that many people have been giving different comments but the actual cause for the issue is one fertiliser bag on government subsidised rate costs Rs 266 but at black market one same bag cost from Rs 1,500 to Rs 2,000.

With the increase in demand, the farmers are not hesitant to buy the fertilisers from the black market. By taking advantage, some people are smuggling the fertilisers like smuggling of drugs, he said. As a result, the farmers are facing a huge problem of shortage of fertilisers in the state, Bijoy added.

It would be impossible to bring any development in Manipur concerning the present trends but a tectonic shift is needed in policy making to make it possible, he added.

 

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