MPP leaders take election campaign to border town
Source: The Sangai Express

Moreh, February 17: Many MPP leaders including MLA Nimaichand Luwang, MLA O Joy, L Chandramani and L Jayenta Kumar addressed an election meeting as a part of the party's election campaign for Haopu Haokip in 42-Tengnoupal A/C at Gangam Lentol ground today.

Addressing the meeting attended by numerous people belonging to various communities, O Joy said the foremost objective was to throw Congress party out of power.

He asserted that most of the Congress candidates in hill districts would be defeated in the ongoing elections.

Recalling that Congress candidate in Tengnoupal A/C DK Korungthang was among the MLAs who gave their signatures in favour of the demand to merge certain districts of Manipur with Nagaland, Joy appealed to the people not to cast their priceless votes in favour of such candidates.

Asserting that the Congress party is intent upon dismembering Manipur, he said non-violent campaign by Irom Chanu Sharmila is not for her personal fame but for the rights of all the people of Manipur.

Reiterating that MPP would repeal Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act from the State irrespective of the Union Government's response in case the party is elected to power, Joy sought people's votes to elect Haopu Haokip so that hardships being endured by the people can be redressed.

He said that he has no personal animosity with the Congress party but the National party was the common adversary of the society.

Alleging that the Congress party schemed on many occasions to disintegrate Manipur during their tenures in power, Joy declared that MPP would never accept any compromise on the integrity of the State.

Stating that MPP would repeal AFSPA from Manipur, Nimaichand Luwang said that it was essential to preserve the multi-community identity of Moreh.

He noted that it has been a long time since an MLA was elected from Moreh adding that MPP is now a strong political force.

Dr L Chandramani also appealed to the people to elect the MPP candidate of Tengnoupal Assembly segment.