Kim Gangte plays the gender card
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, February 16: Reaching out to the women voters, former Lok Sabha MP, Kim Gangte who is in the fray this time from Henglep AC as a CPI candidate, today said that women have not been able to make a mark in the electoral politics because of the lack of support from the women voters.

Speaking at a public meeting at Bunglon village, which is part of Henglep AC, Kim Gangte said that it is something of a tragedy that women voters are reluctant to support women candidates in the election.

�If the women voters sincerely support me, then I have a strong chance of winning the election,� added the former MP.

Spelling out the agenda of her party, the CPI as well as her own, Kim said that Henglep will be projected as a model AC to the people of Manipur.

Recounting her experience in the interior parts of Henglep, Kim said that during her trip to the interiors in a Shaktiman she had a first hand account of the suffering of the people.

�Seeing the conditions of the people and the state of the communication system, where even a Shaktiman found it difficult to traverse, brought tears to my eyes,� said Kim Gangte.

�Where has all the fund sanctioned for the development of the hills and the MLA local area development fund disappeared,� she countered.

�As a former MP, I still have the privilege to personally meet the Prime Minister and other Central leaders,� said Kim Gangte and promised the gathering that if she is elected, she would propose to the Centre to release a special package for Henglep AC.

Senior CPI leaders, Minister Ph Parijat and MLA Dr Nara were also present at the public meeting.