IMPHAL, September 15: The BJP Manipur Pradesh has emerged triumphant in a by-election for a lone seat in the Kakching Municipal Council today, stated BJP Manipur Pradesh president Thounaojam Chaoba.
The counting of the vote for the September 8 election was held today from 9 am at SDO Kakching Office.
In a reception ceremony for Sandham Premita Devi, the newly elected councillor, at Nityaipat Chuthek this afternoon, Chaoba said the municipal council election even if small was a moral battle between the Congress and the BJP.
The success of the councillor (Premila) in the by-poll is an indication of the trust people have in the party. Now, the people of Manipur are awake and the dark days and the era of money power and muscle power has come to an end, the BJP president said.
Chaoba pointed out that the day of election to the by-poll of the Hiyanglam Assembly Constituency has been fixed on October 15 in a short period.
Let us give a message to the people of Hiyanglam that a new era has slowly emerged where money and muscle power can’t buy the valuable votes of the people, he added.
Further expressing that the Hiyanglam Assembly Constituency seat will be contested by the BJP on this plank, the BJP president assures to announce Hiyanglam as the first BJP model constituency in the State if the Hiyanglam seat is won by the BJP.
Now, the mission of ‘Clean India-Stop Corruption’ has reached Manipur recently and a simple example being the recent CBI raid in the RIMS Hospital, a historic first in the history of Manipur, he said, appealing the present government to stop corruption.
Chaoba said that Premita defeated her nearest Congress party rival by 325 votes. Though the Congress party led by the Chief Minister, deputy Chief Minister and Commerce and Industry minister conducted various campaigns and gave assurance of setting up a Sports University in Kakching, their efforts were to no avail, he added.
S Premita, the newly elected councillor to the Kakching Municipal Council, said that she was first elected on 1994 to the Municipal Council, as a member of the BJP, but there has been a long gap.
She also assured people that she will do her utmost best for the welfare of the people of Kakching.
The election was held to fill in the empty seat of the demised Councilor Mayaglambam Satarupi Devi.