Congress (I) sowed seeds of state divide accuses O Joy
Source: The Imphal Free Press

Imphal, January 31: The president of the Manipurís Peopleís Party, MPP, O Joy Singh, launching another attack against his old nemesis, the Congress, has charged that the party had originally sown the seeds of the dangers threatening the territorial integrity of the state in the political fields.

O Joy, speaking to IFP, said the MPP was the first party to fight politically to stave off the threat to the territorial integrity of the state.

He said this was the reason why the party had consistently targeted the Congress in previous elections, and it would continue to target the Congress in the forthcoming elections.

O Joy added that where the NDA had gone wrong was in prematurely agreeing to extend the area of coverage of the NSCN (IM) ceasefire without considering the ground realities.

The MPP president denied vehemently that his party had been weakened, despite appearances.

He maintained that the party might have fallen behind in the race of power politics, but its inherent strength was intact.

He said the MPP did not want to project the illusion of false strength by inducing a lot of politicians whom the public had rejected.

There is more moral value in being represented by a single sincere politician than by a bunch of corrupt MLAs, he declared.