MLA gives clarion call for Muslim-Meetei camaraderie

IMPHAL, 22nd June: Parliamentary secretary (IFCD) L Rameshwor has called for bringing Meetei and Muslim communities settling in the valley together by strengthening fraternal feelings between them like the way the BP-led coalition government under the leadership of chief minister N Biren has improved ties between the hills and valley people.

Rameshwor, also the MLA of Keirao assembly constituency, was addressing media persons on Thursday while inaugurating a function during which he distributed to Muslim residents of his constituency ahead of Eid festival in this holy month of Ramadan and Lungis to economically backward 100 senior Muslim citizens. He distributed 7 Kg rice to all the Muslim households of Kyamgei Oinam Loukol on Thursday evening.

Pointing out that chief minister N Biren has undertaken several activities by rising above political divide, community and creed to address issues of all sections of society with the idea of all being one, Rameshwor said by addressing all issues left unsolved by the previous government, the hill and valley areas have been brought closer. Similarly, Muslims and Meeteis residing in the valley areas also share blood ties, he stated, while calling upon one and all to come together with this belief that "we can never draw apart".

6-Keirao Kendra Muslim Development Committee advisor Md Khalil, who also spoke at the occasion, revealed that the newly-elected legislator had distributed rice for free to Muslim residents in the past. Lauding the MLA for distributing rice for free to 9000 voters of 13 Muslim-dominated polling stations ahead of Eid, Khalil claimed that such largesse has never been witnessed from any previously elected representatives.

He also divulged that following the launch of free rice distribution at Kyamgei Oinam Loukol, such initiatives will continue in Keirao Menjor Ingkhol, Urup, Naokan, Urup pat, Takhok Makha, etc. 

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