MPP lampoons Chief Minister
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, January 25: Charging Chief Minister O Ibobi of violating election code of conduct, MPP has demanded befitting action against him.

MPP president Dr L Chandramani asserted that Ibobi has been attempting to disrupt the democratic process of free and fair elections.

Speaking to reporters today at the MPP office in connection with the release function of its manifesto, Dr Chandramani remarked that a photograph of Ibobi giving money to a person published in The Sangai Express is a clear testimony that the Chief Minister violated the election code of conduct.

As such, MPP has written to the Election Commission of India, Chief Electoral Officer and observers based at Imphal seeking appropriate action against O Ibobi, he disclosed.

During its tenure in power on three occasions, MPP established in 1968, was able to establish RIMS, Manipur University, Board of Secondary Education, MPSC and Government Polytechnic, claimed the MPP manifesto.

The resurgent MPP was formed by unifying several regional parties of the State to meet the challenges posed on the integrity of Manipur, mentioned the manifesto.

It also assured that MPP would put its best efforts to repeal AFSPA from Manipur.

Saying that the problem of insurgency could be resolved only through political means, the party pledged that it would strive to restore peace in the State in accordance to the wish of people.

Preservation of territorial integrity, promotion of unity, conversion of Sadar Hills and Jiribam to revenue districts, formulation of land law for hill districts, installation of highway protection force and formulation of law to check settlement of outsiders in the State were some other points highlighted in the manifesto.

Reiterating that MPP is against the mega Tipaimukh Project, it asserted that it would go for a number of small dams to generate enough power for the State.

In addition to extending compensation to all the people affected by the Loktak Project, MPP promised that it would strive to make the Loktak Project handed over to the State.

Further, an income source would be provided to each family and a directorate to promote Meetei script and other indigenous dialects of other communities would be opened, top posts of the various Departments under the State Government would be given to State natives.