Union Home Minister Amit Shah at an election rally in Manipur on March 1, 2022. (Photo/BJP)
Thoubal: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on March 1, 2022, campaigned in Manipur, which will vote in the second and final phase on March 5, 2022.
Addressing an election rally here, Shah trained guns on the Congress and urged the voters to form the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in the state.
He said the Congress rule in Manipur was synonyms of blockades, bandhs, corruption, anarchy, and misgovernance.
‘The N Biren Singh government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ended the culture of bandhs, blockades, and strikes in Manipur in the last five years. Manipur today is out of blockades and protests, and peace and happiness prevails in the state as there is effective control on terrorism,” Shah said.
Taking a jibe at the Congress, the former BJP President said that earlier one start-up used to work in Manipur — and it was the start-up of the Gandhi family.
“But the N Biren Singh government in Manipur has brought a new start-up policy, which has led to starting of 5,477 start-ups in the state with an investment of Rs 200 crore.”
He said that during the Ibobi Singh-led Congress government the price of LPG cylinders had gone up to Rs 3000 per cylinder, while petrol price was sold Rs 300 per litre and wheat flour was Rs 100 per kg.
The Bharatiya Janata Party has in fact brought price rise under control, Shah said.
The Union Home Minister said that once the BJP government returns to power in Manipur then the government will hold talks with all extremist organisations and work towards sustainable peace and development in the state.
“The BJP has already such positive developments in Assam. Today, over 9000 youths have laid down their arms in Assam and joined the national mainstream to lead a happy and contented life.”
The polling for the first phase in the state was completed on February 28, 2022, for 38 assembly seats wherein 78.03% voter turnout was recorded.
In the second phase, voting will be held for 22 seats. (Press Release)