Northeast India’s Only English and Hindi Satellite News Channel

Manipur CM hits out at Jairam Ramesh over ‘Urea for Poppy’ remark

Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Wednesday lashed out at senior Congress leader and former Union Minister Jairam Ramesh for his sensational remark over alleged diversion of urea to hill

Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Wednesday lashed out at senior Congress leader and former Union Minister Jairam Ramesh for his sensational remark over alleged diversion of urea to hill areas of the state facilitating poppy cultivation.

Reacting sharply to the Congress leader’s tweet, CM Biren Singh said that the people of hill districts will give a befitting reply to the Congress.

The Manipur Chief Minister added that people are aware of the reality and that every farmer is getting fertiliser.

It may be mentioned that senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh sparked a row by questioning the alleged shortage of urea for farmers in Manipur.

Ramesh alleged that urea supplied to the state is being constantly diverted to the hill areas where poppy is being grown for opium in large tracts since the last 4 years. He further alleged that the state government is fully complicit in it.

First Published: 1st September, 2021 22:48 IST

COMMENTS

WE RECOMMEND

Banner
Rain fails to dampen festive spirit on Maha Ashtami in Manipur

Durga Puja celebrations have picked up across the Northeast on Maha Ashtami, with lakhs of devotees flocking to puja pandals and praying to Goddess Durga. Meanwhile in Manipur capital Imphal, early morning showers failed to dampen the festive spirit of the people. Despite rains playing spoilsport, devotees thronged the Hiyangthang-Lairembi Temple to offer prayers and […]

03rd October 2022
Banner
Manipur bags 4 gold medals in 36th National Games

Manipur bagged four gold medals two silver and two bronze medals on the third day of the ongoing 36 National Games in Gujarat on Sunday. With this Manipur now stands at 6 positions in the medal tally with 6 golds, 3 silver, and bronze medals. Laitonjam Ronaldo Singh won the gold medal in the men’s […]

03rd October 2022
Banner
Manipur: 50-bedded COVID Care Centre, COVID Care Private Ward set up at RIMS Imphal

Director of the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences or the RIMS, Professor A. Santa on Friday inaugurated of as many as five facilities, including 50 Covid Care beds/infectious disease Centre, Covid care private ward, PSA oxygen generator and refilling station, hospital record department, and a store for condemned materials. Speaking exclusively to North East Live, […]

02nd October 2022
Banner
Manipur: KSO organise drug abuse program in Churachandpur

Concerned over the ever rising drug abuse amongst youngsters, Kuki Students’ Organization in Churachandpur, Manipur organised a one-day public consultation with civil society organisations, church leaders, village authorities, and youth clubs on drug abuse and its mitigation.  The programme was held at the Kuki Inpi complex in Tuibong Ccpur. During the address, the KSO General […]

02nd October 2022
Banner
Manipur Uni students protest over show-cause notice to professor

The registrar had issued a show cause notice to Assistant Professor Naorem Sanatomba allegedly over criticism of the state government.

01st October 2022