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Shah hails ILP as Modi’s ‘greatest gift’ to Manipur

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IMPHAL Union Interior Minister Amit Shah said on Sunday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had extended the Inland Line Permit (ILP) to Manipur as a gift because to deprive the benefits of the ILP system would be an injustice to the people of the state.

The Inland Line Permit (ILP) is an official travel document issued by the state government to allow round-trip travel for citizens of other states visiting Manipur for a specified duration.

Shah received a warm welcome at Imphal on Sunday for his role in the ILP’s extension to Manipur. He arrived in the state on Sunday to lay the groundwork for various development projects. Upon arrival at Imphal International Airport, Shah was greeted by Chief Minister N Biren Singh, Minister of State in the Union Development Ministry of the Northeast Region of Jitendra Singh, Spokesperson Y Khemchand and others who presented him with a bouquet and the Lengyan, a traditional stole, each.

Recalling various initiatives taken by the Modi government since he came to power, Shah said: “The inner line permit was the greatest gift to the people of Manipur from Prime Minister Modi, as he felt it would be an injustice (to the people of Manipur) as did other surrounding states. “

In his speech, Shah said that the development of the northeast was a priority for Modi. Recalling the time when Manipur was known for its insurgency, blockades and strikes, he said: “In the last three years, we have not seen any Bandh. I would like to congratulate Prime Minister Biren Singh, as he has given the state a new face of progress. “

The visiting minister was also greeted and greeted by artists who performed cultural dances on his way from the airport to the Hafta Kangjeibung grounds, where he laid the cornerstone of seven projects, including a medical school and a technology special economic zone of the information. He also inaugurated the Rs 1,998 crore multipurpose Thoubal project and the Rs 475 Bishnupur-Tupul-Thoubal-Kasom Khullen road.

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