RJD joins Opposition alliance ahead of poll

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IMPHAL, Dec 28 (Newmai News Network): In a surprise move, the State Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Wednesday withdrew support to Congress and joined the Opposition alliance in an attempt to extract political mileage in the forthcoming polls to the 10th Manipur legislative assembly scheduled to be held on January 28.

“RJD has joined the alliance of Manipur People’s Party (MPP), NCP and JD (U) for which the MPP president Dr Nimaichand Luwang has already confirmed”, Manipur State RJD president in-charge K Kumarjit informed journalists at the party’s office here today.

The party will be fielding not less than 45 candidates in the hills and valley districts for the ensuing general elections, Kumarjit said.

He further said they decided to join the opposition bloc and fight the elections as the party cannot see “transparency” in the ruling Congress-led State government.

Meanwhile, Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi today indicated his willingness to forge alliance with other political parties in the State for the coming 10th general elections, saying Congress likes to join hands with like-minded political groups.

The Chief Minister was speaking during the 126th foundation day of Indian National Congress at Congress Bhavan here.

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