IMPHAL, March 12: The Deputy Chief Minister of Goa, Francis D’ Shouza will campaign for the BJP’s outer parliamentary constituency candidate Prof Gangmumei Kamei at Noney. This was stated by president of the Manipuri chapter of the saffron party, Th Chaoba, in a press briefing at the BJP office.
He said it will prove that BJP is not a communal party and also has Christian leaders. This will show that the allegation of BJP being anti-Christian by other political parties is wrong and baseless.
“After the Noney meeting, Francis D’ Shouza will attend meetings at Ukhrul and Churachandpur the next day.”
Replying to a question on AFSPA, Chaoba said that BJP is committed to removing of AFSPA from the state. And before its repeal, we can remove the disturb area status in every district of Manipur by the approval of the sitting 60 MLAs. If the disturb area status is removed, AFSPA becomes meaningless.
He gave the example of Nagaland where AFSPA was imposed for the first in the North-east but the MLAs and the Government of Nagaland kept AFSPA only in paper by removing the disturb area status from all the districts of Nagaland.
He claimed that six renowned politicians from other parties have joined the BJP. The enrolment of new BJP workers from other political parties have been officially approved and announced. They are former minister Dr Khasim Ruiva from Ukhrul, former NPF advisor Dokhomang Khongjai, former NCP legislator from Saikul, Chabungbam Joykumar Singh, former councillor of IMC ex-secretary Sagolband Block Congress Committee, Dr Mangsatabam Birachandra Singh, former joint director of health service, former NPF member Rafie of Karong, Senapati, and ex-general secretary of NCP Naoroibam Ratan (Kapu).
He further said that the party still has workers waiting on the pipe line to enrol. “The turnout in Kakching on our campaign on Tuesday was a good indicator which will reflect in the elections for Gangmumei Kamei. Only 28 days are left for the outer constituency elections in phase-1, and only 36 days left for the election to the Inner parliamentary constituency in Phase-II.
He welcomed the Election Commission of India’s decision which would reduce money power and muscle power in the elections, and its restriction under election code of conduct. If the election is held tomorrow, it will be best for the BJP, he asserted.
He said the outer constituency is a huge land area which can be covered in a few days so we need the understanding of people and support BJP for a new hope and a new Manipur.
He further mentioned that RK Ranjan as an environmentalist has always liked to save the only fresh water lake. In his support, more than 200 boats conducted a rally at the Loktak Lake.