Only BJP can transform Manipur: Sonowal

IMPHAL, 22nd FEB: No political party other than BJP could transform Manipur, stated Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal while urging the public to strengthen the saffron party in the state so that it could usher in changes like the way it had done in Assam during a short period. In his address as chief guest at a political conference organised by BJP Langthabal Mandal at Chajing Mingal Club ground on Wednesday, Sonowal said Assam was one of the poorest and corrupt states owing to prolonged rule by the Congress. "After the public strengthened the BJP in Assam as they were fed up with Congress government, it is today one of the leading states in the race for development," he added.

                    If people wish to see it happen in Manipur, it is crucial to strengthen BJP, Sonowal said, adding Assam is an example of that possibility. There has been a drastic change in the economic conditions of people and various employment opportunities have been created in a short duration, he claimed. Manipur is backward in various areas due to the apathetic attitude of Congress government, Sonowal maintained. He contended that the Congress government is only concerned about its MLAs and their family members getting richer rather than thinking about the state.

                  The sports university offered by Prime Minister Narendra Modi after considering the remarkable athletic prowess of the people of Manipur has not been constructed yet, he noted, adding it is impossible to think that the incumbent government could bring change in the state. The sports university concerned was also not granted due to the request of the Congress government, Sonowal said.

             Questioning why the people should continue to repose their faith in the incumbent government, Sonowal contended that the action of the Congress government only indicates that it is not interested in the welfare of youths and sportspersons. PM Modi does not wish to see the Northeast region including Manipur to remain backward in any areas, Sonowal noted and said that no one could bring change without the support of youths.

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