Imphal: Ramnganing Muivah, popularly known as Ram Muivah, is a former bureaucrat fielded by the Naga People’s Front (NPF) for the upcoming 12th Manipur Legislative Assembly polls on March 5 from 44 Ukhrul, a Tangkhul Naga majority constituency.

Having worked in the Indian Administrative Services for a vast 35 years in various capacities, including secretary of the North Eastern Council (NEC), Ram Muivah is now eyeing to transform his home town Ukhrul like never before under his vision document ‘Mission Ukhrul’.

Speaking to EastMojo, the former bureaucrat-turned-politician shared how he still had the burning desire to serve the people even after his retirement in 2020.

“Now, my only mission is to serve the people,” Ram Muivah said firmly.

Highlighting his reasons for joining politics, Ram Muivah said: “I joined politics because of circumstances that I want to do something for my people. I am not here to seek few government schemes and I don’t want to play such type of politics to transform Ukhrul.”

Muivah insists he is not a normal politician. With a sense of mission, he decided to offer the rise of his life in the service to his people.

According to Ram Muivah, bringing development in the hill district means establishing more educational institutions to provide quality education, to build basic infrastructure development to create and provide income generation opportunities to local youth as well as improve the pitiable healthcare system.

Despite the fact that he will up against a sitting Congress MLA and a former national footballer fielded by BJP, Ram Muivah is confident of winning the seat.

“There is no doubt that I have worthy opponents. But I am confident that I’ll be elected because out of 52 villages in my constituency, I have at least visited 50 percent of them and I can see people look up to me to do something to change their lives,” said Muivah, a first-timer politician in the fray for Manipur polls.

And God willing, I would like to transform our land, our people with the little knowledge I have and also, by God’s grace, I am confident that I will be able to do something for my people in particular and the state in general, he added.



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