Hiyanglam by-poll campaign: CM takes jibe at BJP State president

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IMPHAL, October 14: With just three days remaining to the Hiyanglam by-poll, both the Congress and the BJP were busy wooing electors today.

As the CorCom- a conglomeration of underground outfits based in Manipur has called a State-wide general strike on October 15 as part of its Black Day observation, today is as good as the last day of campaigning for the political parties.

The by-poll is scheduled for October 17 and the campaigning for the by-poll was to end on October 15.

While, the BJP continued to campaign for the second consecutive day with film personalities in tow, Chief Ministe Okram Ibobi Singh was also busy wooing voters at Hiyanglam Lai Panganba.

Continuing his exchange of diatribes with BJP Manipur Pradesh president Th Chaoba which has been a staple for the past few days of election campaigning, Chief Minister Ibobi today alleged that the president of BJP Manipur Pradesh has misled the people of Hiyanglam constituency by levelling baseless allegations against the Congress party.

Addressing the public at Hiyanglam Lai Panganba, he elaborated that the BJP president is fooling the people of Hiyanglam asking them to open bank accounts with false promise of crediting the accounts with Rs 5000 per account however it is yet to be clear from where the said amount will be coming.

Moreover, he said that the assurance of transforming Hiyanglam into a model constituency is only a strategy of the BJP to woo voters, he asserted.

Warning the voters to be aware of such deceptive approaches of the BJP, Ibobi assured the people of Hiyanglam that the State government will not leave any stone unturned in bringing a sea change to the constituency by recovering the two and half years wasted by the earlier representative.

Pitching in for Elangbam Dwijamani the Congress candidate for the by-poll, the Chief Minister lauded him as a true representative of the people willing to sacrifice for the welfare and development of his constituency.

Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam exuding confidence of winning the by-election stated that the Congress party is the oldest political party and has steadfastly adhered to its ideology.

Gaikhangam further belittled the BJP`™s strategy for bringing in prominent artistes of the State in the political fight by terming it as wastage.

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