IMPHAL, October 8: `The BJP in the State has lost credibility after the recent CBI raids at RIMS. People have lost their hope in the party,` said Premananda, spokesperson of the Manipur Pradesh Trinamool Congress Committee.
Premananda was speaking to media persons today.
He said that MP Derek O`™ Brien, who is also the national spokesperson of the party, will campaign in the Hiyanglam bye-poll for its candidate Dr Y Radheshaym. Derek will attend a public meeting at Langmeidong public ground on October 12.
Continuing his diatribe against BJP, Premananda said even though the party is in power at the Centre, the so called Modi wave has failed to reach Manipur till today.
Moreover, the Sate unit of BJP is already ridden with internal crisis and corruption charges against its leaders. The people are curious to know if the BJP leaders are involved in the alleged `RIMS scam`™, after having read news reports pointing towards it, he said.
On being asked whether the Congress candidate is a threat to Dr Radheshyam in the by-poll election, Premananda maintained that E Dwijamani the Congress candidate had lost to the AITC candidate, late MLA Kunjo in the last Assembly election.
Further, he said that the Congress candidate is like a `toothless tiger`™, who has become weak. Moreover, the Congress party which is in power in the State is under pressure following its failure to submit utilisation certificates for major projects being taken up in Manipur, he continued.
Premananda exuded confidence that his party`™s candidate will snatch the Hiyanglam bye-poll seat.