IMPHAL, October 30: Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh should be solely held responsible in case of any negative fallout due to the Naga Peace Accord, BJP Manipur president Th Chaoba said launching an attack on the Congress government.
He was speaking at the reception function of BJP candidate for the November 21 bye election of Thongju Constituency Th Biswajit Singh which was held at the residence of former Speaker Dr Sapam Dhananjoy this morning.
He claimed the BJP Manipur Pradesh has already announced its stand and decision on the NSCN (IM) Peace Accord that it should not affect the integrity of Manipur.
Continuing his attacking stance, the BJP State president said only the Congress will disturb the territorial integrity of Manipur.
Every time, the Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh and deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam meet the Prime Minister and the Union Home Minister in the national capital, the two will emerge smiling at the end of the meetings, however, once they reach the State they will change and blame the BJP for all the troubles in the State, he charged.
Now, Ibobi should be blame if the Peace Accord affects the State and if the Centre fails to pass the three bills awaiting the President`™s assent, he asserted.
The Congress government in the State should talk on the government level with the NDA government in the Centre to press for assent to the three bills, Chaoba said.
Former Speaker Dr Sapam Dhananjoy said he had also applied for the party ticket, however, considering the collective good of the party he decided to withdraw and support Bishwajit instead.
He said the Thongju BJP is now a united force and will defeat the Congress candidate in the bye election.
Meanwhile, Bishwajit also acknowledge the Dhananjoy`™s support and expressed gratitude on getting the support.
He said the BJP`™s hope of opening an account in the State is getting closure.
Meanwhile, it is also told that an ex-candidate of Thongju Constituency, Thingujam Chatukini of Janata Dal (Secular) had visited the BJP candidate this morning and shown his support for Bishwajit.
Chatuki had fought elections from the constituency in 1990, 1995 and 2000 on JD (S) ticket.