Manipur polls: Congress failed to provide basic amenities even after 15 yrs, says Prakash Javadekar
Congress said the Central government has been taking up development programs for the people of the State but the Congress Government has failed to help the people which is unfortunate.
Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday lambasted Manipur chief minister Okram Ibobi-led Congress government in the state, saying that the party has failed to provide basic amenities, mainly potable water to the people during its 15-year long rule.
Addressing a party meeting at the residence of state BJP leader Th Chaoba, Javadekar asked how the Congress government “failed” to provide basic amenities for the people despite ruling the State for 15 years.
Javadekar, according to local media report, said the Central government has been taking up development programs for the people of the State but the Congress Government has failed to help the people which is unfortunate.
It is due to the Government’s failure that the public is forced to buy potable water incurring huge amount of money, the Union Minister added.
Javadekar said that hardships endured by the people due to the lack of basic amenities could have been avoided had the Congress Government utilised the Central funds properly.
Meanwhile, the Congress government in the state also announced that it would invest maximum efforts to provide potable water to every household of the State provided it is re-elected in the upcoming Manipur polls.
Speaking at the flag hoisting function of Congress candidate Okram Henry of Wankhei Assembly constituency, Chief Minister O Ibobi said: “I seldom give commitments. Yet I gave my commitment to reform the power sector. Now people have access to sufficient power supply following reformation in the power sector.”
"Likewise, Congress party would invest maximum efforts to provide table and potable water to every household within three years in case the party is re-elected to power," the 3-time chief minister was quoted as saying by local media.