IMPHAL, March 28: The lone woman candidate in the fray for the Outer Manipur Parliamentary seat, All India Trinamool Congress candidate Kim Gangte today organised a simple flag hoisting ceremony at her residence this morning.
Ex Member of Parliament Kim Gangte has been pitted against nine other candidates including sitting MP Thangso Baite for the Schedule Tribe reserved Outer seat in the state.
Party MLA in the present state Assembly from Konthoujam Assembly Constituency Konthoujam Sarat attended the ceremony as chief guest. The ceremony was attended by hundreds of supporters coming from all parts of the state.
Addressing the ceremony second time MLA, Konthoujam Sarat asserted that Manipur needs equal development. He said the MLAs and the MPs need to work together to bring development to the state.
The Congress and the BJP have ruled India for long, but there is not much socio-economic development in the state, he said.
The party’s state president, Kim Gangte is not only a great woman leader of the state, but also thinks and work, for the people of the state, Sarat expressed.
Trinamool has a bright future in the state, he said before urging all to choose their candidate sensibly.
In her speech, Kim Gangte elaborated on why she joined politics. She said during the past communal conflicts in the state, she was working as a social worker.
The Congress was in power both at the centre and the state, however, the government attitude towards the conflicts was unsatisfactory, she lamented.
This was when she decided to speak at the Parliament, she said.
Kim said, she believes that unity among all communities could bring peace in the land. ‘Improve the roads and bridges to ensure emotional integrity in the state’, she said.
The party’s minorities unit president Md Addum Kadi expressing his opinion said that the coming Lok Sabha election is the right time to send in the party’s MP.
He said she will certainly highlight the state issues before the central government.
The MPs of the state continue to seat silently in Parliament, which has led the Centre to believe that the state is developed and peaceful, he said.