BJP goes hammer and tongs against Cong Govt
Source: The Sangai Express
Imphal, November 14 2016:
While all sections of people have been reeling under severe hardships on account of the prolonged economic blockade, the Congress Government has been spending their time and energy on management of black money, said BJP Manipur Pradesh spokesman Dr Nimaichand Luwang.
Speaking to media persons at their Nityaipat Chuthek office today, Dr Nimaichand pointed out that prices of all essential commodities have escalated and even school van service has been ceased due to the economic blockade.
Even harvesting of paddy has been affected as fuel to run agricultural machinery are no longer available.
Yet, the Congress Government has done nothing to get the economic blockade lifted. Dr Nimaichand said that he welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's initiative of demonetising Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes.
Even though the 11th State Assembly election is due in the next two/three months, the State Government has been carrying out massive recruitment drives with an ulterior motive to amass huge amounts for the election.
Counter blockades launched in some pockets of the valley in response to the economic blockade is not a good sign.
It can widen the rift between the hills and the valley, Dr Nimaichand said.
He then appealed to the UNC to lift the economic blockade as well as those people imposing counter blockade to call of their agitation.