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So far, so good; but criticism should be welcome
- Imphal Times Editorial :: Ocotber 05 2017 -



A good deed should be appreciated, and despite naysayers expressing their reservations on the expressed intentions and the ability to implement its promises by the present Biren –led state government, there can be no denying the fact that the slew of developmental works being executed since the change of guard barely three months ago is impressive and is unlike any the state have witnessed in quite a few years.

A studied and planned pattern of implementing policies and program on priorities based on the need of the general public is clearly evident, and it must also be said that the absence of inordinate delays or inexplicable goof-ups in implementation of various progressive efforts which have become an accepted and expected norm rather than the exception is still viewed by some as a political gimmick.

Starting night life is another plus point for the government, but as this being on experimental basis, every constructive criticism should be welcome and the government authority should make change as per the criticism after thorough discussion. Night life is a must for various reasons.

Catering to the needs or addressing the concerns of every single individual in the state is an impossible task and one no sensible person should expect from anybody with any form of authority over the society be it legal or otherwise.

However, getting to know the real concerns and issues of the common public is a vital step towards making efforts to finding a solution for the greater good.

‘Meeyamgi Numit’ was conceived for the very purpose and it is upto the public to make efforts to raise their concerns or genuine issues instead of criticizing such radical steps towards removing the age-old barrier that has been preventing the elected representatives from getting a feel of the real concerns and issues being faced by the general public.

Mechanisms to prevent corruption in public and government domain has already been put into place, and it would be a shame for the public if we could not muster enough courage to try out the claims of the government before airing our opinions and views belittling the efforts of the government on social media.

Time will ultimately prove the mettle of the present government who have taken upon itself to right the wrongs and expressed intent to steer the state towards the path to inclusive progress and transparent and clean governance.

There is still much to do before the state government can present any significant achievement on its part.

It must also refrain from falling into the trap of developing the dubious habit of tom-tomming its own works like its predecessor.

Just as wise men learn from the mistakes of others, so should the present state government analyse and identify areas to be prioritised so that focus can be made for sustainable, inclusive and well-rounded progress while continuing with the developmental projects and efforts that are still viable which were initiated by the previous government.

The onus of mobilizing the collective support and assistance for the development of the state is on the state government.

The public is warming up to the challenges and potentials of participating in the process of nation-building.

It would be a tragedy for the future of the state if the renewed enthusiasm is made to go waste.



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