LIST OF GOVERNOR'S ADDRESS
BY HIS EXCELLENCY, THE GOVERNOR OF MANIPUR, SHRI LT. GEN.(RETD.) V.K.
NAYAR, PVSM, SM TO THE MANIPUR LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY ON
Mr. Speaker and Hon’ble Members,
It is a pleasure to welcome all of you to the first session of this
august House this year. I wish you and the people of the State a
happy, peaceful and prosperous year ahead.
2. As Hon’ble Members are aware, the State was brought under
President’s Rule on the 31st December, 1993. Such measures are
temporary in nature and are to meet certain contingencies. The
situation having improved, except for some incidents, the
administration has been restored to the elected representatives. I
would like to convey my sincere thanks to the people and all the
public leaders who co-operated with me in the task of running the
administration during this period.
3. During the President’s Rule I got the opportunity of
acquainting myself with the problems of the State. These are many
and varied and I hope that you will be successful in dealing with
them. Amongst the priority areas of the new Government will be,
first and foremost, the instilling of a sense of security in the
citizens by ensuring an end to the ethnic problems and conflicts. My
Government will like to ensure that the integrity of the State will
be maintained at all costs and there will be no compromise on this
issue. The preparation of the photo identity cards for all the
voters will be another important task of the Government. My
Government will endeavour to complete this task within the time
frame stipulated by the Election Commission. As you are aware, the
next elections to the Assembly are due in February, 1995. My
Government is determined that the elections should be held at their
due time and should be completely free and fair. I sincerely hope
that the Hon’ble Members will realize the gravity of the situation
and help the Government fully in its efforts. I am hopeful that our
brothers and sisters who have been misled to become insurgents would
also listen to the appeal of the Government, eschew the path of
violence and come to the negotiating table for peaceful settlement.
The preceding administration has started certain development works.
My Government wants to assure everyone that these projects will be
pursued with full vigour. We are committed to the development of the
State on all the fronts.
The purpose for which I have summoned the Assembly is also to give
an opportunity to the new Chief Minister to prove his majority on
the floor of the House. I convey my best wishes to all of you and
now I leave you to your deliberations, which I am sure, will be