IMPHAL, November 24: The two BJP candidates who emerged winners in the Thangmeiband and Thongju Constituencies bye-election today said the election result is an indication that the people want to bring a change in the State and that they will not be subdued by muscle and money power anymore.
The two assured to fulfil the aspiration and assurances they had promised to the people of Thongju and Thangmeiband Constituencies.
Speaking to media persons at the Imphal West DC office complex after receiving the election winning certificate, Thangmeiband Constituency MLA Khumukcham Joykishan said he will soon work to strengthen the BJP before the 2017 general election and help bring a corruption free government in the State.
He said that the Congress led government is a corrupted government.
Stating that he was always confident of winning the bye-election, Joykishan elaborated although the Congress tried to buy off votes using money, he knew that the people will not conform to such practice anymore.
The results have made it crystal clear that the people are against corruption, he observed.
Joykishan said development of Thangmeiband constituency had nothing to do with the election result.
He said he continued taking up developmental works in his constituency even when he was disqualified and will continue to do so.
Joykishan said he will also raise several issues relating to the State on the floor of the Assembly.
He further thanked his supporter for the win.
Thongam Bishwajit of Thongju Constituency said his main objective is to develop Thongju to be a model constituency.
Construction of infrastructure in his constituency including roads and bridges will be completed before 2017 he said and added further that he will work to strengthen the basic sectors like education, sports and culture.
Speaking to media persons at the Porompat DC office complex, Bishwajit also said he was confident of winning the bye-election.
To bring good governance in Manipur is not just his but also the BJP’s main objective, he added.
Bishwajit also lauded and thanked his supporters and workers.
BJP Manipur president Thounaojam Chaoba said the thumping majority of the BJP in both constituencies shows that the people want change.
Choaba said the bye-election result will certainly have a bearing on the 2017 election.
This is the peoples’ victory and today is a dark day for the Congress, he added.
He said his party will try to come to power after the 2017 general election and bring good governance in the State.
He said the party has already informed Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the result and that the Prime Minister is very happy and will be coming to Manipur this month.