Drug abuse is one of the burning issues in Manipur and as the State prepares to go to polls next year, BJP MLA Khumukcham Joykishan has asserted that Manipur would be freed from all drug-related issues within five years provided the party is elected to power.
Joykishan said, ‘If elected to power, BJP would take up exemplary action against drug smugglers. The BJP Government would also formulate a policy to keep all youngsters away from intoxicating drugs and make Manipur completely free from drug related issues.’
He also stated that a cousin of Chief Minister O Ibobi is entangled in a legal case in connection with the seizure of a consignment of drugs from Imphal airport.
‘People were also aware that MPCC president TN Haokip’s son was also involved in smuggling drugs. It was also a common knowledge that no kingpin of drug smugglers were arrested and punished during the past 15 years,’ alleged Joykishan.
While acknowledging the difficulties encountered by common people on account of demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes, Joykishan remarked that the move was a war waged against black money, counterfeit currency notes and funding of terrorist organisations.