MPP already blows its own trumpet of poll success
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, February 13: Blowing the trumpet of his party�s prospects in the ongoing State Assembly election, general secretary (administration) of Manipur People�s Party (MPP) Laishram Jatra today said a Government led by MPP would be definitely at the helm of power in Manipur after the election.

Addressing a press conference on behalf of party president Dr L Chandramani at MPP�s office located behind Mapal Kangjeibung here this evening, Jatra disclosed that soon after the second phase of the election, MPP would start working for post-poll alliance with other like-minded political parties for the formation of the next Government in Manipur.

Jatra, however, shied away from naming the like-minded political parties with which MPP would like to form the alliance.

He expressed confidence that MPP would clinched more than 20 seats from the four valley districts and atleast 3 seats from the hill districts in the first two phases of the election.

On the other hand, Congress has no chance of winning not even more than 10 seats and the remaining seats would be shared among other political parties, he claimed.

At the most Congress might win 3 seats from the hill districts, Jatra added.

He further said out of the total 10 seats for which election was held in the first phase in Thoubal district, MPP is expected to win 4 to 5 seats and Congress might win only 3 seats while the rest would be divided among other political parties.

Jatra also predicted that out of the 8 Assembly Constituencies in Imphal East District which would go to poll tomorrow, five MPP candidates would emerge successful and as for Congress only three candidates might win.

While in Imphal West district which has a total of 15 seats, MPP would secure 6 seats, Congress 3 and the rest by other political parties.

In Bishnupur district where election would also be held for six seats, MPP would get 5 seats and Congress might get only one.

But the same might also be snatched by other political parties from the Congress, Jatra said.

Accusing ruling Congress party of misusing the Commandos and other security forces for the purpose of threatening and intimidating people at those places where MPP wave was strong during the election held at Thoubal District, Jatra cautioned that the same tactics might be adopted during the second phase of the election tomorrow.