Public should also check and ensure that police follow traffic rules: CM
Seeking cooperation from the public in successful enforcement of the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019, which compounds penalties for traffic offences, chief minister Nongthombam Biren today said that the public should also check and ensure that the same law enforcers or police are also abiding by the traffic rules.
The chief minister was speaking to media during a press meet held today at BJP Manipur Pradesh office at Canchipur.
Referring to news items where people of other states were seen disciplining police personnel in the street for breaking traffic rules in the fallout of the new MV Act, Biren said that the people of Manipur should as well ensure that everyone else also follows the traffic rules. If the general public abides by the rules, they are morally empowered to discipline the law breakers whether riding two wheelers without helmet or driving four wheelers without fastening seat belts, he stated.
Biren, while responding to queries by media persons, recalled union home minister, Amit Shah’s statements on the matter and said that when Citizenship (Amendment) Bill is legislated, existing legislations for protection of indigenous people of the Northeast states will not be superseded or compromised. As such, the state government will again put pressure to all concerned to receive assent to the Manipur People Bill, he added.
Talking about NRC exercise, the chief minister further stated that as announced by Amit Shah in the recent North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) Conclave, individuals who have been residing in the country before December 31, 2014 will be considered for citizenship while those who enter later will be declared as illegal immigrants.
For NRC exercise in Manipur, necessary papers have been sent to home ministry three months back, he said. Besides, the home minister has been urged for the same during the NEDA conclave, Biren stated while exuding the possibility of launching NRC exercise for the State at the earliest. Even if NRC is to be executed by the centre, the state government will ensure that all stakeholders are consulted beforehand, stressed the chief minister.
On behalf of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, Biren expressed gratefulness for giving power to the NDA government once again.
Highlighting the achievements in 100 days of the second NDA, he claimed that Kashmir will be brought to Indian mainstream with the abrogation of Article 370 and Article 35-A.
The NDA government under the leadership of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi is making investments as the new employment opportunity and is also eyeing to make India economically powerful by having 5 trillion dollars exchange by 2024, he stated.
Besides, structural reforms have been made in the agricultural sector. Benefits for doubling farmers’ income by 2022 has been extended to 3.44 Crore farmers, he said.
In the field of social justice, Triple Talaq bill was passed for empowering the Muslim women, he further stated that amendments have been made in the POCSO Act for welfare of children. Code on Wages, 2019 was enforced for benefit of more than 50 crore workers and labourers in unorganised sector, stated Biren.
He went on to say that with the launch of Jal Jivan Mission, each and every household will be made available tap water by 2024. The empanelled list of hospitals for receiving benefits under Ayushman Bahrat has been increased to 16, 085 and the services have been extended to 41 lakh beneficiaries with the opening of 20,700 health and wellness centers across the country, the chief minister highlighted among other achievements while adding that 58 redundant laws were also repealed during the 100 days of the second NDA.
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