N Biren slams Congress Government
Source: The Sangai Express
December 31 2016:
Ex MLA N Biren, at a reception ceremony held at his residence today, slammed the Congress Government for completely failing to maintain peace in the State.
The reception ceremony was organised for Wangkhem Ibochou of Kairang Maning Keikai (Dr BR Ambedkar National Awardee-2016), Sanglakpam Nilakanta Sharma of Kontha Ahallup (Participant of the Indian Team Lifting Junior Hockey World Cup-2016, Lucknow, India), Telen Khaidem of Kairang Maning Leikai (2nd position holder in the National Level Painting Competition under National Campaign of Energy Conservation, 2016) and Leiphrakpham Rohit Singh of Laipham Khunou Makha Leikai (2nd position holder in the National Level Painting Competition under National Campaign of Energy Conservation, 2016) .
Speaking at the function, N Biren asked why the State Government did not create the seven new districts earlier even though it knew how the UNC was going to react from the very beginning.
He said it was really unfortunate that the Government did not take up any precautionary steps before creating the new districts although the response from the NSCN (IM) and its frontal body UNC was expected.
Taking jabs at the State Government, Biren alleged that these organisations have been able to impose such kinds of acts because of "our cool and forgiving nature" and pointed out that even the State Government is busy with election preparations and massive recruitment drives giving zero attention to the pressing issue at hand.
"The State Government is blaming the BJP led Centre for the economic blockade issue now but did it do anything earlier when there were blockades and violence during the 15 years Congress rule ?", he asked.
Biren said, "Elections are not supposed to be held at a time when people are lining up in queues for petrol, when LPG stocks are dropping and definitely not when essential commodities and food items are dwindling.
"People are suffering now because they did not elect the right persons during the election", he added.