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BJP unit guns for Ibobi probe

Imphal, May 17: After the BJP’s landslide win in the Lok Sabha polls, the state unit of the party is preparing to make things difficult for the Congress government headed by Okram Ibobi Singh in Manipur. The BJP today announced that it would press the new government in Delhi to probe the “financial mismanagement” by the state government.

“I am going today to New Delhi to attend the swearing-in of the new Prime Minister. I will urge Narendra Modi to probe the implementation of MNERGA and other such schemes of the government,” the state BJP president, Thounaojam Chaoba Singh, told reporters here today.

He said there were several irregularities in the implementation of the job scheme.

During campaigning in Manipur, the BJP had alleged that the Ibobi Singh government had indulged in corrupt practices and misappropriated central funds.

During his rally in Inner Manipur constituency in February, Modi had announced that every single rupee spent by the state government from central funds would be accounted for if the BJP came to power.

“There will be probes against the Ibobi Singh government after the new government is in place in Delhi. If he (Ibobi Singh) is guilty of siphoning off public money, he will have to face the fate of Lalu Prasad Yadav,” Chaoba Singh said.

Chaoba Singh said he would urge Modi to take special interest in improving the condition of the Imphal-Jiribam and Imphal-Dimapur national highways, power and drinking water supply. “We will also urge the Centre to take up solar energy projects in Manipur in a big way,” he said.

The BJP contested both the Inner Manipur and Outer Manipur seats and finished third in both, while the Congress retained them. Deputy chief minister Gaikahangam said the NDA government coming to power at the Centre could not destabilise the Congress government in Manipur.

“We are united and the government is stable. No force can destabilise the present government,” Gaikhangam said during a reception organised for the newly elected Lok Sabha members Thokchom Meinya and Thangso Baite at the Congress Bhavan here today.

Ibobi Singh said the Congress would not let down the people of the state, who had elected the two MPs.

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