‘I am reserving a special post for you’: Manipur CM in video call to Mirabai Chanu

Chandigarh, July 24

“I am reserving a special post for you, but will keep it a suspense for you,” Manipur Chief Minister Biren Singh told Mirabai Chanu who took home India’s first Olympic medal in weightlifting at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics, over a video call.

Union Minister Amit Shah and Chief Ministers of all eight North Eastern states gave a standing ovation to Mirabai Chanu as the Manipur CM broke the news during the meeting which was chaired by the Home Minister.

Biren Singh also announced a Rs 1 crore package besides other perks an Olympian enjoys besides reserving a special post for the 26-year-old Manipur woman.

“I broke the news to everyone in the meeting that Mirabai has opened the medal tally for India in the Olympics with a silver medal. On hearing the news, Amit Shah ji was so delighted and reached out for the mic saying it is a great pride for India,” Biren posted the video of his video conversation with the Olympian.

“Everyone along with Amit Shah ji gave a standing ovation during the conference,” he said.

All eight CMs of the Northeast are attending a meeting presided over by Shah in Meghalaya’s capital Shillong.

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