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Why not in the poll fray ? Kim Gangte states reasons
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, March 31 2009: Former Member of Parliament from Outer Manipur Constituency Kim Gangte has candidly conceded that lack of financial support and party advice as some of the factors for not contesting the forthcoming 15th Lok Sabha elections.

Significantly testifying role of money towards winning confidence of the electorates in the expansive democratic exercise of the country, Kim Gangte also admitted to newspersons at Manipur Press Club today that her party's advice against contesting the election is the other important factor for her not being in the fray this time around.

Apart from the two factors, Kim indicated other reasons for not contesting the polls but preferred not to disclose them.

Expressing that she gave up a job as a lecturer and joined politics with an aim to serve people of manipur who had been enduring myriad problems on a daily basis, Kim attributed trust and expectation of the people for having achieved the feat of being the first ever woman elected to the indian parliament from the State.

Further highlighting that when she was elected to the Lok Sabha there was hardly any money factor involved in the electioneering process, the former MP however iterated that of late election process in the country has become an expensive affair.

Recounting of her then decision to join politics and contest election based on certain issues inspite of her not being financially sound, she reaffirmed commitment to the people and pledged to sustain momentum of taking up people's issues even without contesting the ensuing polls while hastening to add that her returning to active politics in the near future could not be ruled out.


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