Exclusive to The Sangai Express Prahlad Singh Patel : We will keep our promises
Source: The Sangai Express
Imphal, March 20 2017:
MP and National Executive member of BJP and Manipur in-charge, Prahlad Singh Patel has assured that BJP along with the State and Central Governments would keep the promises made to the people of the State during the 11th State Assembly elections.
In an exclusive interview with The Sangai Express, Prahlad Singh Patel said that BJP emerged victorious in the 11th State Assembly elections because the people of the State knew that the party would try to fulfil all its promises.
He further assured corruption free governance, adequate supply of fresh drinking water, improved road conditions, skill development and employment for the youth, adequate electricity, an end to economic blockades and bandhs, and above all, peace and stability to the people of the State.
He said, "BJP, even before the floor test, formed the Government and lifted the economic blockade.
The people are witnessing first-hand, the party's dedication to keep its promises with many more yet to come" .
Prahlad Singh Patel pointed out that Rs 22,000 crore would be sanctioned for developing the roads and highways, mainly Imphal-Jiribam road and Imphal-Moreh road, as part of Act East policy.
"By 2019, the State would experience rapid development owing to the improved trade relation with the South East Asian countries due to the improved road conditions", he added.
He said that the railway project in the State would be completed by 2019 adding that all pending projects can be completed and the State will prosper if peace and stability prevails at the earliest.
Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojna (PMUY) would be made available to all households below the poverty line.
Cooking gas would be distributed to the people according to the report gathered in the economic survey of 2011.It is the main aim of the party to make schemes like food and civil supply schemes available to the people, he said.
Expressing concern that some of the schemes are not reaching the people, Prahlad Singh Patel said that the BJP Government has been trying to provide many useful schemes to improve the lives of the public.
The tourism industry of the State will also flourish if stability and peace prevails.
The problem of unemployment can also be solved by bringing information technology and skill development initiatives to the State.
Speaking to The Sangai Express, he said, "It is imperative to find out the main reasons behind the numerous pending projects in the State and to weed out every possible instances of corruption in such development projects, if any.
The party will not hold back any expenses in completing all these projects" .
Prahlad further appealed to the people to offer their support and cooperation to the party's drive to eliminate corruption during job recruitment adding that BJP has made all necessary preparations to ensure a fair system of recruitment.
He expressed belief that corruption can be eliminated from the State if the people, organisations, clubs etc work together to abolish the practice of accepting money during election.
"Instead of waiting for the 12th State Assembly election, the people can begin casting their votes without accepting money in the coming 2019 Lok Sabha election", he said.
He said, "Corruption can be eliminated only when the people cast their votes honestly.
BJP will always stand against corruption.
Without the help of the people, it would be near impossible for the Government alone to weed out the evil of corruption" .
It is worth pointing out that Prahlad Singh Patel was appointed as BJP Manipur in charge on July 5, 2015 and arrived at Imphal on September 11 the same year.
He went to attend a public meeting at Senapati without any escort in his first campaign as the party's Manipur in-charge.