Union Home Minister Amit Shah addressed a public rally in Imphal on December 27. He praised Chief Minister Biren Singh for giving a new identity to the state. "Earlier, Manipur used to face shortage of essentials due to regular blockades. But in the last 3 years, we've not seen any Bandh. I want to felicitate Manipur CM N Biren Singh as he has given a new identity to the state," said Union Home Minister.