Imphal, Dec 31: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today sounded in chord with the Manipur People’s Party (MPP) and welcomed the Manipur’s oldest regional political party decision to join the pre-poll alliance of the opposition and to be part of NDA as an ally in the coming general election slated for January 28 next year.
This came after BJP national spokesperson Prakash Javedkar announced the party’s decision to go with MPP in the polls while talking to the media on the sideline of a one-day political conference at Uripok here on Saturday.
“Chief Minister Okram Ibobi now no more belongs to Manipur Assembly or the Secretariat and that now is the time for the Chief Minister to be in Tihar Jail with former telecom minister A. Raja who has been languishing in the prison on corruption charges”, Javedkar told the conference.
He said the chief minister is now afraid of BJP and fleeing from his own constituency even as he has lost the guts to contest the 10th Manipur Legislative Assembly elections from his own constituency and other also.
Flaying Manipur Government for rampant black market, the BJP spokesperson accused the O Ibobi-led Government of encouraging extensive black marketing business where everything is found in the black market and not from retailers.
Earlier in the day, flanked by MPP president Dr. Nimaichand luwang, Javedkar while talking to the media said that Manipur will see to poll on January 28 and the day will be a turning point in the history of the State.
He said BJP has welcomed the MPP decision to join the alliance and to be part of NDA and added that the BJP and MPP will work together with other political parties in the State to defeat the Congress in the polls.
The saffron party leader also informed that all the non-Congress political parties will meet Election Commission of India (ECI) in Delhi in the first week of January next year put pressure on ECI to ensure free and fair polls in the State.The RJD and CPI (M) in the State have also shown their interest in joining the pre-poll alliance of the opposition parties.
A conference was held today at the residence of BJP Uripok candidate Dr N Nando. It is time to defeat the Congress party Javedkar said.
The pre poll alliance with MPP, JDU and RJD was formed to defeat the Congress. He charged that the government was not able to tackle the economic blockade.
There is no petrol, gas, essential commodities. Roads are in bad conditions. We need good governance he added.
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