Late Manipur CM Rishang Keishing fondly remembered on his 4th Death Anniversary; MPCC paid rich tributes to the late eminent Congress leader
Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) members and people fondly remembered four-time former Chief Minister of Manipur and former Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha MP Rishang Keishing on his 4th death anniversary today. Late Rishang Keishing, a Tangkhul Naga, served as the Chief Minister of Manipur from 1980 to 1988 and from 1994 to 1997. He passed away on August 22, 2017 at the age of 96 due to multiple organ failures.
MPCC Interim President N. Lokendra, Congress Legislature Party, CLP Leader cum Former Chief Minister - Okram Ibobi and All India Congress Committee (AICC) CWC Member Gaikhangam led people in paying floral tributes to the late leader's grave at Mantripukhri this morning. Later, Congress MLAs and Party members held the 4th Memorial Lectures in memory of the late leader at the Congress Bhawan in Imphal. Speaking at the event, Ex-Chief Minister of Manipur Okram Ibobi recalled that Rishang Keishing was elected to the Lok Sabha in the first Parliamentary elections held in 1952 after India's Independence. He eulogized the late Chief Minister for his contributions in developing the State and the country.
Remembering the eminent congress leader from Bungpa Village in Ukhrul District, Okram Ibobi called upon people of the state to follow the ideologies of late Rishang Keishing for sustaining the unity and integrity of Manipur. It maybe mentioned that the NSCN-IM reportedly denied the late Chief Minister's burial in his native village. The leader’s last rites were performed in Imphal on August 24, 2017.