Imphal, 22 January 2018 ( Evening News ) : Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren asserted that his Government had requested the Prime Minister and the Defence Minister to remove the army camp at Koirengei Air Field. The Chief Minister was speaking at the foundation stone laying ceremony for the construction of a new building of Manipur Public School at Koirengei today. Chief Minister Biren who is also the Chairman of Manipur Public School along with Vice chairman of the school, Education Minister, Thokchom Radheshyam, Secretary of Manipur Public School and Principal Secretary Education (S),Vineet Joshi laid the foundation stone. Biren mainatined that Manipur Public School was once one of the most sought-after schools in the State however thought the school is still good it is not able to maintain its earlier reputtation. He appealed to make the School one of the best schools in India by sorting out any differences of views and ideas. The Chief Minister indirectly blamed and said that negligence on the part of the former chairman of the school, Okram Ibobi is visible in the school. He said that the Government understands the inconveniences facing the people because of the Army Camp at Korengei Air Field and assured that it will be removed by consulting the authorities concerned at the earliest.
On the Other hand, Chief Minister N. Biren alleged that the commotion created by ASHA Workers yesterday is suspected to be instigated by some individuals to gain political mileage. The Chief Minister maintained that yesterday’s incident was a means to malign the image of the Government which has been working for the welfare of the society and that he has directed the authority concerned to file FIR and take actions against those involved. Biren asserted that yesterday’s programme was not related to ASHA works and that they are not Government employees. He maintained that the Government will never accept those who took law into their own hands just because they were not mentioned at the event. Biren stated that the Government strongly condemns the incident that occured at the launching of a welfare scheme for the poor which was a very important and sentimental event and maintained that those involved in the incident will not be spared.