Imphal Sept 25-2020: Stating that some political parties need to be detached from the state government, newly appointed minister O Lukhoi has said that he is ready to work alongside with the remaining two members of a previously 4-member party, while remarking that the remaining members are free to leave if they do not want to cooperate.
He made the statement during a reception function organised to celebrate his appointment as a minister of the state at Thongkhong Laxmi Bazar, Wangoi AC on Thursday.
Assuring to recruit all Wangoi denizens who had participated in various recruitment processes under various departments, Lukhoi said that no one had been appointed as a minister without being elected as an MLA. Despite having won the election on Congress ticket, 150 Wangoi denizens were able to get government jobs due to his continuous support of the BJP government.
“It does not matter what portfolio will be given for it would not be something like being a small right-hand man of the Chief Minister”, he remarked.
Stating that it is a rarity for MLAs to resign to save the CM, Lukhoi said that he had taken the oath to serve the state after a common understanding with the CM to serve and save the state, even if he (Lukhoi) was never an MLA. He then assured of addressing all the deficiencies of the AC soon.