Other parties no threat to Cong: Gaikhangam

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IMPHAL, March 23: A one-day political meeting, organised by Patsoi Congress Block Unit, was held on Sunday at Patsoi.

Speaking at the function, Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam asserted that various campaigns by other political parties posed no threat because the public is pleased with the Congress party rule which was manifest with the party establishing a majority in the previous general election.

The party will ultimately win in the coming election as the public approves its rule, he said and appealed to the public to cooperate with the party to make the state stronger, developed and prosperous.

He continued that the party considered the public as the supreme authority because the public is its strength, and added that the congress party has delivered on most of what it promised in its election manifesto but some which remained unfulfilled will also be look into.

The congress party instead of opting to criticise other political parties, works for the development and the welfare of the people, he asserted.

Gaikhangam, also the president of Manipur Congress Committee, further said that there are various parties who know only to criticise without having any representatives. He appealed to the people to vote for the Congress party representative in the coming Lok Sabha election.

Lok Sabha MP Dr Thokchom Meinya said the party believes that in the coming election, it will again gain power. He continued that the bill to increase reservation of women in various fields proposed by the party was passed in the Rajya Sabha but opposition parties didn’t allow it to pass in the Lok Sabha.

“The clamour to increase the reservation of women will rise again,” he said, and added that for the safeguard of the state’s territorial integrity there is a need to remove Article 3 which is implemented in the state. The party has already moved the house in this regard but unfortunately due to various arguments by the opposition, it couldn’t be passed but the party will try again, he assured.

He further appealed the public to cooperate in the coming elections to be able to serve the people.

Ak Mirabai who is the representative of Patsoi constituency and holds the portfolio of social welfare said that sending a representative from its constituency is the responsibility of the public.

She alleged that other parties are destructive whereas the Congress party took the constructive path. Consequently, the public is pleased with the party’s rule. The party has initiated various development projects resulting in welfare of the public, she added.

She further said that various developments have taken place in the Patsoi constituency and remaining development projects will be soon taken up soon to develop the constituency and bring welfare to the people.  

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