Former CM RK Dorendro and ex-Union Minister Meijinglung Kamson join BJP

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BJP state president, Th. Chaoba speaking at toay’s function as former chief minster, RK Dorendro to his right, looks on. Photo – IFP

IMPHAL, November 7: Former Chief Minister of Manipur RK Dorendro and former Union Minister Meijinglung Kamson along with ex-candidates of MSCP N Indrajit have today officially enrolled in BJP Manipur Pradesh after being approved by the state President, Th Chaoba.

A simple reception ceremony was organised welcoming the veteran Politicians at the conference hall of BJP.

Speaking during the ceremony, Th Chaoba the joining of the three politicians including the two veteran politicians is very significant in strengthening the BJP state unit when the upcoming bye election is just 14 days left.

The BJP president said that he has full confident to win both the seats in Thongju and Thangmeiband Assembly constituencies.

Reacting to controversy surrounding the nomination papers filed by Bijoy Koijam (Thongju AC candidate), he further termed the episode as very unfortunate that a congress candidate, a party proclaimed to be above all, could not openly declare his educational qualification. The very act of the candidate is the clear indication how corrupt and dishonest the party (INC) is, continued Chaoba.

Substantiating his claim, he said that in previous election there have been instance of congress MLAs filing fake affidavits. In one case, a congressman, who is now the MLA of Moirang AC, in his nomination claimed himself as an MBA that he is not.

In response to claims made by demand Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam Gangmei, during the past few election rally on the territorial integrity of Manipur, Th Chaoba, held that Gaikhangam should not forget that he was among the 18 Naga political party leaders who signed a representation (in third place) submitted to the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in 2005, endorsing and supporting the Naga integration for the so called “Nagalim”.

Meanwhile, Veteran politician RK Dorendro, giving his reason on joining the party said that it was to contribute his share of ideas in various issue confronting the state, a privilege that he claimed possible only with the BJP, even as he could not indulged in active politics.

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