Meanwhile, two former Congress MLAs namely Vungzagin Valte and Nemcha Kipgen, and All India Trinamool Congress Manipur Pradesh president Kim Gangte have joined Congress and they were accorded a warm reception at the office of BJP Manipur Pradesh today.
Many key BJP leaders including National general secretary Ram Madhav, Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, State president K Bhabananda, State election management committee convenor Th Chaoba and lone BJP MLA Th Biswajit were also present at the felicitation function. They maintained that Chief Minister O Ibobi and NSCN-IM have a tacit understanding.
According to them, Ibobi has been colluding with NSCN-IM to get economic blockade imposed before every election so that he could win. Even as the Government of India has already provided adequate strength of Central paramilitary forces, the State Government is still unable to clear the economic blockade.
Claiming that no one dares to impose blockades in BJP-ruled States, the BJP leaders said that they would end all blockades within one hour. Let Ibobi resign for two days and President’s Rule be imposed in the State. Then BJP will end the blockade. There will be no blockades in BJP-ruled Manipur, they asserted. If BJP takes over the State’s governance, people will forget what bandhs and blockades are. BJP will never allow blockades in Manipur as long as it remains in power. All seven lakh unemployed youth of the State would be given employment within five years, promised BJP.
“We will investigate all 1528 fake encounter cases in Manipur and all those responsible will go to jail including Ibobi and Gaikhangam”, the BJP leaders asserted. Ram Madhav claimed that the present and the future belong to BJP, and Congress and AITC are the past. In sync with Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari’s promise of awarding different road projects amounting to Rs 22,000 crore to the State, BJP has started work on Imphal-Jiribam highway. Pointing out that there were 600 bandhs and blockades in Manipur during the 15 years of Congress rule, Ram Madhav maintained that Ibobi has no moral right to continue in office. NSCN-IM should understand that the blockade is anti-people and UNC should end the blockade, he added.
Th Chaoba remarked that Congress party’s plan of scoring political mileage by creating seven new districts has backfired. This is testified by the entry of Congress MLAs into the fold of the BJP and are from the new created districts. Kim Gangte said that BJP is deeply concerned with the issues of Manipur and this was evidenced when Central BJP leaders rushed to the State when any crisis broke out. Vungzagin Valte said that the myriad problems plaguing Manipur can be resolved only when there is a BJP Government.
Nemcha Kipgen too exuded confidence that her many aspirations for the people of her constituency can be realised when there is a BJP Government. Himanta Biswa said that BJP would score a landslide victory in the State Assembly election contrary to all the expectations of the ruling Congress party.
Reacting to Chief Minister O Ibobi’s demand to divulge the details of the Framework Agreement signed between the Government of India and NSCN-IM, Himanta Biswa asked Congress to disclose the points of understanding it has with NSCN-IM.
There are around 73 Government schools in Manipur which could not a produce a single student who passed the Class X Board exam and this is one rare ‘achievement’ of the Congress Government, he remarked.
Source: The Sangai Express