IMPHAL: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday promised to end the crippling economic blockade in Manipur if the BJP comes to power in the state and said what the Congress could not do in 15 years, the BJP will do in 15 months.
He also launched a scathing attack on Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh, accusing him of “running the most corrupt government” and “taking 10 per cent commission”.
Addressing an election meeting in poll-bound Manipur, the Prime Minister said, “Manipur’s development was stalled under the Congress government”.
“What the Congress government could not do in 15 years our (BJP) government will do it in 15 months,” he said, lashing out at the Congress government for “failing” to provide jobs, infrastructure, and proper drinking water to the people. Modi also ac-cused the Ibobi government of spreading “false campaign and misleading the people” on the Naga Accord.
“I assure you that there is no single reference to ditching the Manipur people or its interests in the Naga Accord”, he said.
On the indefinite economic blockade launched by United Naga Council (UNC) in November last year, the prime minister said, “It is the responsibility of the state government to make available essential commodities. But the people here are not getting medicines and other commodities.
“BJP will form the next government in Manipur and no blockade will be allowed then. We will show how a government is run,” he said.