Imphal: “The ruling BJP government has freed Manipur from terrorism and protests and brought development to the state,” said Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah inaugurated 12 projects worth Rs 300 crore and laid foundation stone for projects worth Rs 1,007 crore through video presentation at a public meeting held at Moirank in Bishnupur district of Manipur. Further addressing the meeting, Amit Shah said, “The BJP government has suppressed the insurgency in the state and abolished the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 in six districts. Terrorism prevailed in Manipur during Congress rule. Now Manipur has become a small state with good governance.
The ruling BJP government at the Center has invested Rs 3.45 lakh crore in the North Eastern states in the last eight years. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has visited these regions 51 times during this period. The Chief Minister N. Biren Singh government has taken great measures against drug trafficking. The BJP government will make Manipur a drug-free state by the next election,” he said.
Projects inaugurated by Amit Shah on Friday include Olympian Park in Manipur’s Sankaithal, separate ward at Jawaharlal Nehru Medical Sciences Centre, water supply project in Moher town, Nongpok Thong bridge east of Kangla port and cave tourism project at Kangui Cave.
Similarly, he laid the foundation stone of 40 Police Stations including 34 Bozeel Police Stations on India-Myanmar International Border and 6 Police Stations on National Highway 34.
Earlier in the morning, he hoisted the national flag at the headquarters of the Indian National Army in Moirang. He started a medical college in Surasanpur. He inaugurated a 120-feet tall statue of the polo player from Imphal East district.