Union home minister Amit Shah addressing a BJP rally in Manipur's Thoubal district

Union home minister Amit Shah arrived in Manipur on March 1 and took part in an election campaign of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at Devi Mandap Lampak, Heirok Part – II in Thoubal district.

Addressing an election rally, Amit Shah criticized the Congress party, saying that the then Congress government led by Okram Ibobi Singh in Manipur had even failed to provide tap water connection to 5% households.

He said that the Congress had ruled the state for 15 years but did nothing for the welfare of the people. “Only 5% of households got tap water connections all these years. This is a hard-evidence,” he said.

“However, in the last five-year rule of the BJP-led coalition government, tap water connections were provided to more than 57% households,” Amit Shah claimed.

While hitting back at the allegation of the Congress over the hike in the prices of goods, particularly on vehicle fuels and LPG, Amit Shah said that people would not forget the artificial price hike in the state due to the frequent bandhs and blockades on the national highways.

“I would like to remind you Ibobiji that during your tenure the price of LPG shot up to Rs 3000 (a refilled cylinder), Rs 300 per litre of petrol,” he said.

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