JD (U) Manipur hints at alliance with Cong for local body elections

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IMPHAL, December 2: Janata Dal (United) Manipur will fight the early 2016 Municipal elections in the State along with the Congress, said its president Moirangthem Tombi hinting to an alliance between the two parties in the State.

This has come considering the recent massive victory of the Grand Alliance in the recent Bihar election, asserted Tombi today speaking at a press conference held at the party’s office at Babupara.

He said State leaders of the two parties had deliberated on certain issues including the agenda and strategy for the upcoming elections.

The leaders also resolve to join hands for the January 11 Municipality and Nagar Panchayat election, he said.

This comes in the wake of the recent bye-poll in two Assembly Constituencies, both of which the Congress lost to the BJP.

People will witness a wave of political change during the upcoming local body elections, he said.

The alliance will also be a turning point for the JD(U) in the State, he said while announcing that intending candidates may apply for party ticket from the its office before December 20.

The JD (U), he said will field maximum number of candidates in the election.

Tombi said he along with Lien Gangte general secretary of JD (U) Manipur will visit Bihar from December 12 to 15 and invite leaders of the Grand Alliance to attend election campaigning in the State.

Tombi appealed to the people to elect their good leaders responsibly.

Lien Gangte said in order to bring good governance in the State, we need to start from the grass root level and elect good leaders.

People play an important role in bringing change to the society, he said.

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