CPI's Outer support on Apr 8
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, April 06: CPI has fixed April 8 for selecting the party it would support in the Outer Manipur Parliamentary constituency.

Mention may be made here that the party had earlier decided to support the Congress in the Outer but the decision had to be altered after the nomination papers of Congress candidate Francis Ngajokpa were rejected.

The ensuing meeting would be participated by leaders of the State unit CPI and the party's campaign committee, infomed L Sotinkumar Singh secretary of the campaign committee while interacting with The Sangai Express today.

It is pertinent to note here that CPM has decided to support NCP candidate Holkhomang Haokip in the Outer seat and CPI in the inner seat.

Prior to the Lok Sabha polls, a State level front comprising of CPI, CPM, RSP and JD (S) is likely to be formed, Sotin said adding leaders of all the four parties have been intimated on the matter.

RSP leader Binoy Bhatacharjee would also be arriving here very shortly in connection with the proposed formation of the left front, he said adding that an MoU would be signed between the CPI and RSP ahead of the formation as proposed by the RSP to the CPI.

Elaborating on the content of the proposed MoU, Sotin said that CPI candidate, if elected would earnestly work for lifting Armed Forces Special Powers Act and also undertake development works in the hill areas of the State among others.

The MoU is likely be signed on April 12 at Irawat Bhavan, he added.

Highlighting the progress of the ongoing campaign of the party he informed that house to house campaign being conducted by the party's local committee members, has so far crossed over 200 polling station out of the total 911 stations in the inner seat.

The campaign which began on April 12 would end in the last week of the current month, he said.

Sotin also stated that drafting of the party's manifesto is almost completed and it would most propably be released on April 8.All major issues of the State - territorial integrity, peaceful coexistence, equal development, removal of AFSPA etc would top the manifesto, he added.