IMPHAL, June 14 MNS NNN: The government of Manipur is seriously dealing with the death of 21 year old girl Reigamphy Awungshi in Delhi.
Manipur Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam, who also holds the Home portfolio, has on Friday made it clear that the state Government does not remain mute over the death of 21-year-old Reigamphy Awungshi in South Delhi last month.
Raising a Calling Attention Motion in the House, Opposition leader Dr I Ibohanbi charged that Delhi Police has not taken any action till date in connection with the alleged Awungshi murder case.
Awungshi who hailed from Ukhrul district of Manipur was found dead inside her rented room in South Delhi on May 29.
He said, “The steps taken by the state Congress Government pertaining to Awungshi case are too slow and disappointing.”
“What steps have been taken by the Government in connection with the death and what assistance and support will be given to the bereaved family, Ibohanbi asked.
He said People from the North East are often subjected to racial profiling in many parts of mainland India and the Government at the Centre knows it very well.
The Opposition leader also asked whether the culprits have been booked and if so, whether they have been grilled by the police with regard to the death.
He said the Government must not keep silent over the matter.
Responding to the accusation made by Ibohanbi, Gaikhangam said that the Government does not keep mum on the case and that it has taken it seriously.
He said the state Government has been in touch with the Centre and the Manipur Director General of Police (DIG) has also been exchanging information with his Delhi counterpart in connection with the case.
Next steps will be taken up after the full report of the investigation being carried out by the Crime Branch, Delhi Police into the death is received, Gaikhangam said.
He added that if necessary, the report will be provided even to the Home Minister of India.
Manipur Assembly today passed seven demands amounting to Rs 1044,95 cr . The House today discussed the demands for seven departments after Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh who also holds the Finance portfolio moved the discussion. The demands were for Finance , Information and Publicity, State Excise, Minor Irrigation, State Academy of Training and Science and technologies.
The maximum amount passed was for Finance which amounted to Rs 911 cr.
During the discussions Opposition MLAs , Dr. I Ibohalbi, L Ibomcha and P. Brojen Singh moved policy cut on account of restriction during encashing Bills . They said the government should streamline the financial administration so that people were not harassed. They alleged that even former MLAs have to go state Treasury office every six months to prove that they were alive.
Kh Joykishan , said there is lack of policy in spending the non-plan expenditures.
During question hour, Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh who also holds the Power department said electric wires and poles were repaired from time to time but the life span is calculated at 25 years for both wire and pole. Works for erecting poles and wires began in 1930-31 he added.
Chief Minister further informed the House that the state government will construct a public gallery with a capacity of 7500 people at Astroturf football ground , Lairikyengbam Leikai , Imphal East. He said Manipur Development Society (MDS) will be the executing agency and the estimated budget for the gallery is Rs 16 crore .
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