After quitting Cong, Dr Bijoy joins MPP
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, January 01: With the dates of the scheduled three-phased election to 9th Manipur Legislative Assembly fast approaching, there has been no let up in political leaders and other eminent personalities making a beeline to join Manipur Peoples' Party (MPP).

After former Union Minister Th Chaoba and former Chief Minister RK Dorendra were admitted to the MPP-fold one after another, former RIMS Director and Vice Chancellor of Manipur University Prof Dr N Bijoy has also joined the party today.

Though he started his career as a medical professional, Dr Bijoy joined politics and preparations are being made to contest in the forthcoming election to the 9th Manipur Legislative Assembly from Khurai Assembly Constituency on an MPP ticket.

Welcoming Dr Bijoy by organising a simple but impressive reception function cum press conference at the MPP office here today, MPP president Dr L Chandramani said that with many notable achievements for RIMS and Manipur University while remaining in the Medical profession, under his belt, Dr Bijoy has joined MPP to contribute his mite in to bring about a resurgent Manipur.

Taking into consideration the attributes of the persons and how far he/she can sacrifice and work together for the development of Manipur, MPP would be fielding only the prospective candidates in the forthcoming election, Dr Chandramani said.

Speaking at the occasion, Dr Bijoy said he has joined MPP without any apprehension that he might not get ticket from the Congress.

After knowing the culture of the Congress party from within, it is conscious decision to join MPP and work for the betterment of Manipur, he added.

Later in the afternoon, addressing at another reception function organised in honour of Dr Bijoy at Khurai by the party workers and his supporters, former Union Minister Th Chaoba who had also embraced MPP just few days back, said keeping in mind the question of integrity or disintegration of Manipur and life or death , people should firmly resolved to save Manipur and defeat Congress party in the upcoming election.

No Congress candidate should be voted from any of the 40 Assembly Constituencies of the valley, he said, while assuring that he would ensure that no Congress candidate get elected from the six Assembly Constituencies of the Bishnupur district.

Dr Nimaichand Luwang, who also spoke at the occasion said joining of many political leaders and personalities to MPP to contest in the forthcoming election is not for sake power and post but for saving Manipur.