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Chaoba reiterates BJP`s stand against forming ADC alliance

IMPHAL, June 28: BJP Manipur Pradesh president Th Chaoba today clarified that the BJP will stick to its previous declaration that it will not form any alliance with other parties and sit in the opposition benches in all ADCs.

Speaking to media persons today at his party office, he said he has no information about successful BJP candidates forming an alliance with the NPF.

If any successful candidate of the party has joined the NPF or left the party, struct disciplinary action will follow, he continued

Further speaking on the issue of ADC election process, he said the delay in issuing a gazette notification regarding the formation of the 6th Autonomous District Council by the Congress government seems to be deliberate and intentional.

He said officially the whole process for the 6th ADC election was to be complete by June 17 and now it is already June 28, but the government is yet to declare the date of oath taking for the elected members.

He said the delay may be because the Congress is trying to buy some elected members as it has managed to achieve absolute majority in only Sadar Hills out of the six.

Chaoba also commented that a team of the State BJP had been to the national capital on a weeklong trip and already apprised the Central government and national leaders of the party on the various issues confronting the State at the moment.

Chaoba said during their weeklong trip, the nine-member State BJP team led by himself had met BJP national president Amit Shah, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, MoS Home Ministry Kiren Rijiju, BJP, national general secretary and in charge of NE and J&K Ram Madhav, Road Transport and Surface Minister Nitin Gadkari, Tribal Development Minister Jual Oram to discuss the issues confronting the State.

During the meeting with Tribal Development Minister, the State team submitted a proposal for inclusive development of the tribal people of the State, he said.

He continued, the Minister not only noted the proposal seriously but also assured to attend a seminar for the development of the hills and chalk out a mechanism for the same likely in the month of August.

In separate meetings with Rajnath Singh and Kiren Rijiju, the State BJP team discussed the issues of border and law and order, he said.

When the team asked the Union Home Minister to interfere in the present Dzuko Valley dispute with Nagaland, the team was informed that the State government has not informed the Union Home Minister about the issue, he said.

Chaoba said the team proposed upgrading the Jiribam-Tipaimukh road as an alternative life-line for Manipur to Nitin Gadkari, which was duly noted.

Further the secretary of Transport, Vijay Chhiber assured that the Malom-CCpur road will be developed into a four lane soon and will be included in the State`™s budget.



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