IMPHAL, April 13 – Election campaign for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls for the Inner Manipur parliamentary constituency is in full swing across the State.
On Saturday, Congress MLA Apok Jamir from Nagaland, who is the son of former Nagaland Chief Minister SC Jamir joined the election campaign for the Congress in Manipur.
Addressing an election meeting at Keishamthong Ahanthem Leikai in Imphal, Apok Jamir asked the voters to vote in favour of Congress candidate Dr Meinya, who is seeking re-election from the Inner Manipur seat which goes to polls on April 17.
Reiterating that Congress will win both the Manipur seats by a margin of lakhs, Manipur Chief Minister O Ibobi alleged that BJP has created a confusion among the people of Manipur by releasing an election manifesto for the two Manipur seats.
Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee president Gaikhangam, Dr Th Meinya and other office bearers of the Congress attended the meeting.
Addressing an election meeting, BJP Manipur Pradesh president Th Chaoba blamed the ruling Congress Government for not taking up development activities for the welfare of the people in the last 12 years. Chaoba was speaking at a public meeting of the party candidate Dr RK Ranjan at the Heirangoithong Awang Maibam Leikai here on Saturday.
Fake encounters, Urea scandal, corruption, mismanagement of PDS are the achievements of the Congress Government, he alleged.
Meanwhile, Dr M Nara, the common candidate of the Left and secular front, called upon the people to vote wisely as the State needs a man who can raise the State’s issues in the parliament. Terming the Congress and BJP as pro-rich parties, the CPI leader while speaking at an election meeting at Bashikhong in Imphal East district last night, asked the people to vote for the Left to save the livelihoods of the common people. The election campaign for the Inner Manipur seat will end on April 15 evening.