In the viral video taken on inauguration of 10 (Ten) bedded ICU & Tele ICU Hub, JNIMS, Porompat on 3 May, 2022, the Chief Minister of Manipur even asked one of his cabinet colleagues L. Sushildro @Yaima of Khurai A/C how many crores he had spent in that election, said MPCC legal department in complaint letter to the Manipur DGP.
In a viral video, Chief minister of Manipur N Biren Singh has openly admitted that MLAs spent many crores in the recent 12th Manipur Legislative Assembly Election pointing to failure of election commission’s all-out efforts to curb the menace of money power in electoral politics to ensure a fair vote.
Legal Department, Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) has urged the Director General of Police, to take necessary legal actions as per law against the Chief Minister of Manipur for the ends of justice.
In a complaint letter to the DGP, Chairman of the MPCC Legal Department, S Shyam Charan stated that a short clip video being circulated through news and social media regarding the statements made by N Biren Singh has become viral on social media for many days.
“In connection with the said viral video, MPCC had already made statements through local media by requesting the concerned authorities to take legal action against the Chief Minister but no action has been taken up by the police till date,” he said.
The letter said in the viral video taken on inauguration of 10 (Ten) bedded ICU & Tele ICU Hub, JNIMS, Porompat on 3 May, 2022, the Chief Minister of Manipur openly stated that they had spent many crores in the 12th Manipur Legislative Assembly Election held on 28th February and 5th March, 2022. He even asked one of his cabinet colleagues L. Sushildro @Yaima of Khurai A/C how many crores he had spent in that election, it added.
The letter further said the Chief Minister also had voluntarily admitted and publicly confirmed, in his public statement, that they (BJP MLAs) had spent crores of rupees as expenditure, which is totally against the guideline of the limit of election expenditures issued by the Election Commission of India in the recently concluded state assembly election of 2022.
The letter alleged that the CM justified the need to get back the spent huge money in the election, and for which he advised his Minister s and BJP MLAs to take around 13% to 15% of the profits earned by the private companies which are going to work in the form of contracts and developmental works in their respective assembly constituencies.
“In another word, the CM was promoting and justifying corruption as well as accepting the extra expenditure of huge crores of rupees in the elections by the BJP,” it said.
The letter also shared the link of the viral video