TODAY -
BJP takes pot shots at Congress, MPP
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, April 03 2009: Going on the offensive against the Congress and MPP, BJP today charged that the two parties have failed to live up to the expectations of the people of the State.

Talking to reporters today at the State BJP office, BJP Zonal Organising Secretary for North East States, P Chandrashekhar Rao said that the Congress led SPF Government has totally failed to implement developmental works in a proper manner in the State.

Expressing concern over the erratic power supply in the State, the BJP leader promised that his party would to do the needful to handover the Loktak Hydro Power Project to the State to ensure regular power supply to the people.

Claiming that MPP is in disarray ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, Chadrasekhar said that the regional party is in confusion regarding their support in Outer Manipur Parliamentary Constituency.

In Inner Manipur Parliamentary Constituency as well, he said that the party has changed its candidate, which according to him shows a clear mental dilemma within the party.

The MPP had at first announced the name of Prof N Mohendro as its candidate in the Inner seat but later opted for Th Chaoba.

Regarding the commitment of the BJP towards people of the North East, he said that the NDA would construct North East youth hostels in all major cities of the country if the NDA coalition comes to power at the Centre.

Chadrasekhar Rao also promised to construct NE Bhavans in major cities, so that people hailing from the region, especially those who have travelled to these cities for medical treatment can stay without any hassles.

Responding to a question regarding the territorial integrity issue and controversial AFSPA, the organising secretary said that the people of the State should live together with better coordination and communal harmony.

As Manipur is already a tiny State and the population of each tribe is small, BJP has always been in favour of not breaking the integrity, he added.

Regarding AFSPA, Chandrasekhar asserted that his party is against the misuse of any 'special power' given to security force.

He said, "We brought Judicial and Police Reforms during our time, and we will discuss the matter of AFSPA as well take suggestions from experts".

The BJP State Unit also introduced six former NCP workers who have recently joined BJP to the media in the press conference.

NCP Manipur Unit general secretary Y Iboyaima, NCP Manipur Unit former general secretary K Jadumani, NCP candidate in Tamei A/C in the last Assembly elections Athuan Abonmei, NCP candidate in Kumbi A/C Kh Nabakumar, NCP Student Wing general secretary Y Suresh and member W Firstson have joined BJP.

Jadumani and Iboyaima while addressing the reporters said that they decided to shift allegiance to the BJP as the prospect of the NCP to grow as a National party is poor.

Moreover the NCP does not have a clear vision, they contended, explaining that in some States they may go along with a certain party while in another State they oppose the same party again.

The BJP has named former Chief Minister W Nipamacha as its candidate in the Inner Manipur Parliamentary Constituency.


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