IMPHAL, May 22: Addressing a one day block level political workers’ conference at Sekmai Community hall, Koujengleima today Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangnam said that Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee was founded under the theme “Integrity and Unity for faster development” and that other political parties will not be able to bring development and unity in Manipur and to maintain territorial integrity and peace. He continued that the citizens of Manipur elected the Congress party to power. “42 seats out of 60 is validation that despite threats, they felt safe and secure under the congress government of Manipur,” he said. He went on to say that government welcomed any criticism against it as such criticism alert the government to the needs of the people.
Terming the BJP as an irresponsible party, he said that they (BJP) had degraded themselves though the party was a very respectable party before.
He added that the BJP would not be able to attain their goal by taking to the streets through their various agitations and campaigns and expressed his desire about the BJP party holding the debate through the media or at various forums.
N Hemanta Singh, President, Sekmai Block Congress Committee (BCC) said that as the congress came to power, there was an improvement in the transportation sector in the Sekami constituency and added that various flagships programs taken up by the congress government has benefitted the general public of the Sekmai constituency.
Speaking at the conference, MLA, Biren refuted the claims made by various political parties that the congress party got majority seats through the use of electronic voting machines.