Several Manipuri people who have been residing in Meghalaya have reportedly not been receiving benefits from different government schemes in Meghalaya, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh told his Meghalaya counterpart Conrad K Sangma during the latter’s visit to Manipur on Saturday.
N Biren Singh also complained before Conrad Sangma that several Manipuris in Meghalaya had not even been issued Aadhaar cards.
As per media reports, N Biren Singh also complained that many Manipuris have also not been provided land records. Biren Singh sought co-operation from Meghalaya CM Sangma regarding development of the Manipur Bhawan in Shillong, an official press communiqué said.
On Saturday, National People’s Party (NPP) Chief and Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma was felicitated by the party functionaries led by Deputy Chief Minister of Manipur Yumnam Joykumar Singh and other leaders at Lamboi Khongnangkhong playground in Imphal.
The NPP Chief was accompanied by Meghalaya PWD Minister Prestone Tynsong and Home Minister James K Sangma, who were also accorded a warm welcome and reception by the NPP leaders and party functionaries.
It was Conrad Sangma’s maiden visit to Manipur after assuming the office as Meghalaya Chief Minister on March 6. The overwhelmed party functionaries in Imphal honoured Chief Minister and his Cabinet colleagues Prestone Tynsong and James Sangma with rich traditional and cultural artifacts and paintings that portray the diverse and unique lifestyle of Manipur.