MPTCC will field candidate for Hiyanglam by-election: Shyamkumar

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IMPHAL, September 6: The Manipur Pradesh Trinamool Congress Committee will field a candidate in the by-election of Hiyanglam AC to retain the seat left open by the demise of sitting MLA M Kunjo, said president Th Shyamkumar.

Speaking to media persons at the party’s office chamber at Moirangkhom, he said the decision to field a candidate was taken during a meeting of the party’s office bearers yesterday.

He said four candidates have already come seeking tickets from the party, however, the party will announce the potential candidate only after the declaration of by-election notification by the government.

Meanwhile, on the present law and order problem in the State and the indefinite economic blockade imposed along the highways in the State, Shyamkumar appealed to the Union government help bring normalcy and not to allow such disruptions as bandhs and blockades to disturb the general public.

On the ILPS issue, he said he will urge president of the All India Trinamool Congress to implement the Inner Line Permit System in the State.

Education is an important sector, however, it continues to face problems, he said before adding that his party is working to uplift education in the State to the global stage.

Meanwhile, on being asked about his disqualification challenge made by MLA Khumukcham Joykishan, he said the matter is before the Speaker and would be sub-judice for him to comment on it.

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