IMPHAL March 4: BJP will contest the 16th Lok Sabha polls on the plank of good governance, territorial integrity and development in the state for ushering in a new Manipur bringing hope. This was stated by president of BJP, Manipur Pradesh, Th Chaoba.
In an interaction with the media at the BJP’s Nityaipatchuthek office, the BJP president with the Inner and Outer representatives Prof RK Ranjan and Prof Gangumei Kamei in tow announced officially on Tuesday the two candidates of the Inner and Outer Constituency of Manipur after the party’s approval.
“BJP stands committed to changing the corruption-prone government by ushering in a new Manipur giving a hope to the state. If the BJP comes to power, we will root out corruption in the interest of the people. The development funds for various sectors like education, health, PDS items etc are wrongly utilised by the present government,” he said.
Our stand on territorial integrity is clear, not an inch of land will be ceded from the state. AFSPA is in place in Nagaland only in documentation because their government has already removed the disturb area status from the state. In 2004, AFSPA was removed from seven municipal areas in greater Imphal only; if the 60 MLAs removed the disturb area from their concerned constituencies; AFSPA will cease to remain in the state, he added.
Meanwhile, the two BJP candidates promised the people of Manipur to provide good governance, rooting out corruption and bringing development.
Stating that BJP is committed to providing joy to people, Gangumei Kamei said that Atal Bihari Bajpayee gave parliamentary assurance as the Prime Minister in Parliament and two years later in Kohima gave political assurance that the territorial integrity of Manipur won’t be tempered with at any cost.
RK Ranjan said that the government is trying to exploit our natural resource instead of exploring the state’s resources.
He promised to preserve natural resource of the state by bringing it in the political platform to save our heritage.
“I would like to promote eco-friendly modern technology in state. If the BJP comes to power, equal weightage will be given in developing both the hilly regions and the plains preventing resentment between hills and valley people.”
Replying a query by the media on the Alternative Arrangement of UNC, BJP state unit’s president Th Chaoba said it was not his party’s concern.
“The UNC is holding talks with the congress government both at the centre and state so this is their responsibility and is of no concerned to the BJP but there shall be no compromises in the territorial integrity of the state.”
Gangumei Kamei said that BJP cannot tolerate discriminating people while issuing job cards to poor people under the MGNREGS Act 2005 and the misused of its funds. The act has provisions of providing poor people with the opportunity to work for 100 day but in our state only 10 day’s work is given in one and half years.
“BJP will not remain silent on this matter. When Narendra Modi comes to power in centre, all the misused funds will be recovered,” he said, adding that from March 10 onwards the party’s mega campaign will start in various places.