Imphal, May 26: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Manipur Pradesh has high hopes from Narendra Modi who was sworn-in as India’s Prime Minister today. The state chapter of the saffron party expects Modi to solve Manipur’s issues and problems in the future. This was stated by state BJP’s spokesman Salam Ibohal on Monday.
The swearing-in was celebrated with excitement and fanfare at the party office premises from 4 pm till 6 pm. The BJP workers along with the volunteers of the Mahila Morcha and Yuva Morcha distributed sweets and tea to passers-by at around 4 pm.
State BJP’s Mahila Morcha general secretary Bobby Devi expressed happiness that a tea seller now occupies the high post of a Prime Minister for the first time in the history of India. Today may be considered as the day of the poor because only a poor person could know the grievances of the poor, she said, adding that a ray of hope for poorer people of India has come only after Narendra Modi’s election as Prime Minister after a long run.
Later in the evening, the BJP workers lit candles in the BJP office at Nityaipat Chuthek. The workers also burst several crackers.
Meanwhile, Salam Ibohal said the BJP Manipur Pradesh hopes Modi will solve various issues and problems of Manipur soon.
“We hope that he and his cabinet ministers will address the issues of territorial integrity properly, international boundary issue between Manipur and Myanmar, economic growth in the state and the failure of developing NH-2 and 37 which are lifelines to people of Manipur into all weather roads.”
“The main office bearers are now at Delhi, after their return, a written draft will be prepared and submitted to Modi. The doors of the state unit of BJP are always open for those who want to enrol in the party be it MLAs or political workers from any party of the state,” he said