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Independence Day in Manipur: Won’t spare corrupt people, vows CM Biren Singh

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Salka Pai | Updated on: 15 Aug 2018, 06:18:17 PM
Independence Day in Manipur: Won’t spare corrupt people, vows CM Biren Singh (Photo- Twitter/NBirenSingh)

New Delhi:

The Manipur government would not spare people found guilty of corruption, Chief Minister N Biren Singh assured the people in the state on the occasion of Independence Day celebration on August 15. He said that his government will strive hard to boost development in the state by fighting corruption and creating job opportunities for the youth.

“Of the 535 corruption complaints in the past few months, the state administration has initiated action in 310 cases. Around 33 erring officials have been taken to task for graft,” Biren Singh said after unfurling the Tricolour at Manipur Rifles Ground in Imphal.

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The chief minister also mentioned the ongoing Manipur University impasse and said that the issue was likely to be resolved soon.

“An official of the HRD Ministry arrived in the state yesterday and held meetings with the members of students’ union and teachers’ association, who have been demanding Vice Chancellor AP Pandey’s removal over allegations of irregularities. The possibility of finding a solution to the impasse in 2-3 days is at 99.9 per cent,” Biren Singh said.

Singh also said that the Startup Conclave in Manipur would provide a platform to budding talents and entrepreneurs.

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“The conclave aims to harness innovative ideas and talents of potential entrepreneurs. The state government will dole out 30 per cent grant to the selected candidates. The rest will be provided as loan by a nationalized bank,” Biren Singh said.

Praising the Modi-led Union government’s foreign policies in his speech, the chief minister said the northeastern region and the country as a whole has witnessed economic growth because of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s efforts in strengthening ties with the neighbouring countries.

(With inputs from agencies)

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First Published : 15 Aug 2018, 06:17:32 PM