No seat adjustments, says Radhabinod
Source: The Imphal Free Press

Imphal, January 10: State Samata Party leader and former chief minister Radhabinod Koijam has ruled out any seat adjustment by the Samata Party with any political party in this ensuing 8th Assembly election in the state.

Addressing mediapersons at the new party offices at Kangla Park road, Radhabinod however said the party was open to post-poll alliance with other like-minded parties, except for the Congress.

He further said the Samata Party will field only qualified candidates from various constituencies to fight this election.

He disclosed that the list of candidates of the party who will be contesting the ensuing election will be announced on January 16 next.

He revealed that around 40 candidates will be fielded by the party including three women candidates.

He added that 15% of the candidates will be from hills.

Altogether 70 candidates have applied for the tickets so far, he revealed.

He further said the Samata Party Manipur will contest this election on the plank of resource mobilization for tackling economic problems and will lay emphasis on the rapid implementation of the works initiated on Loktak down stream project, Tipaimukh dam and other employment schemes.

Besides, priority will be given to the law and order situation, insurgency problems and protection of territorial integrity of the state, he said.

He said, for the finalization of the list of candidates, the state election committee of the party will meet on January 15.