IMPHAL, March 21: The state BJP presidency race is now more or less over. National leaders have directed its Manipur unit to focus on the upcoming elections in state like IMC and general election under incumbent chief said Th Chaoba, the state unit’s current President.
Chaoba who returned today after attending the biggest BJP National Executive Meeting on March 19 and 20, was given a grand reception at Imphal International Airport, and escorted back to the BJP office in a motorcade.
In the reception function, Choaba reported the discussions in the National Executive Meeting briefly to party workers and state leaders.
He said that in the two days meeting, central leaders announced six new presidential posts for some states but for Manipur, they chose to have the incumbent President continue for another term.
He further said that during the two days meeting the National President Amit Shah, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seriously noted the appraisals from various representative.
He further said that for every state the leaders have directed holding of executive meeting in their respective states before coming March 31, 2016.
The National General Secretary Organsiation Ramlal has proposed to call Manipur state executive member meeting on March 28, 2016.
But after consulting the state Organsiation Secretary Sh Premanda, Manipur in-charge Prahlad and he decided to call the meeting on coming March 31 at MFDC Hall from 9am.
This will be the first state executive meeting for new term and the main agenda for the meeting will be discussed on the upcoming IMC election strategy for BJP. It will also decide issues of giving training to newly enrolled BJP members admitted online.
He said that during the two-day meeting BJP MLA Joykisan was introduced to the leaders.
Chaoba appealed his workers not to believe propaganda about his replacement.
Taking a dig at the Chief Minister, Chaoba said Okram Ibobi is like Duryadhan of Mahabharata so the BJP decided to find a Bhim to defeat him. Chaoba and announced that now BJP has found one Leitangthem Bhim from Thoubal who is going to confront Ibobi in the coming election.
He said the BJP has also found another person to unseat Gaikhangam Deputy Chief Minister in his constituency.
He also demanded a gazette notification for the IMC election at the earliest and promised the Congress a big battlefield in 11th Manipur Legislative Assembly Election.
M Asnikumar State General Secretary Administration said that the present crisis is Congress family is the beginning of the end for the party in the State.
Another State BJP leader Ksh Bhavananda who also lobbied for the post of President also congratulated the sitting President Th Chaoba for attending the National Executive Meeting and for continuing as president of the state unit.