Election results a set-back, not the end: Dy CM

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IMPHAL, December 9: The Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee gracefully accept the verdict of the people and the defeat in the general elections of the four states. However, this is not the end and the party is not out, asserted Manipur deputy chief minister Gaikhangam.

The MPCC president was addressing media persons during the observation of the 67th birthday celebration of the All India Congress Committee president, Sonia Gandhi today at Congress Bhawan.

Replying to a query regarding the killing of the MPP vice president, Manisana Gaikhangam who also holds the Home portfolio replied that the police is doing its job and will soon book the culprits.

All involved will be punished according to the law, he asserted.

Gaikhangam also said that notwithstanding the loss in the four states, there is still a strong belief that the party will win majority in the upcoming Lok Sabha election.

The assembly election result in the four states is a small set back, however, every party faces ups and downs, he observed.

The MPCC has to introspect on what had gone wrong for the party in the four states, in order to strengthen the party in the state, he continued.

The representatives should honour the people’s verdict and not challenge it, he said.

Gaikhangam also greeted the public on behalf of MPCC on the 67th birthday of Sonia Gandhi.

Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh and other MPCC members also attended the observation.

In connection with the 67th birthday various items were distributed to BB Paul Mentally Handicapped Persons School, Mongsangei led by Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam.  

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