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PM’s visit a boon to BJP image: Chaoba
Sobhapati Samom
 IMPHAL, Dec 2 – The visit of Prime Minister Naredra Modi to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Manipur Pradesh office at Keishampat in Imphal during his two-hour Imphal sojourn on November 30,seemed to have boosted the image of the party in Manipur.

Two days after the PM’s visit to the BJP office here, a former Minister and a member of Autonomous District Council (ADC) Chandel district joined the party on Tuesday.They are former Minister K Tomba of Khundrakpam Assembly Constituency and ADC member of Chandel BS Rejonson Anal.

Informing this to the media in a hurriedly called press meet here, BJP Manipur President Th Chaoba claimed that the Modi wave has also come to the state.

In the history of Manipur, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the first prime minister to hold talks with party workers in the party office during his maiden visit to the state after he became the PM, he said. “This will help to make the party stronger” he felt.

The former Union Sports Minister also admitted that his party is targeting to enroll not less than two lakh members during the ongoing mass membership drive in the state within March next year.

Urging the public to help Prime Minister Modi’s dream to come true for a corruption-free and transparent government, he said the mass enrolment drive of the 20 Assembly Constituencies in the hill districts is underway and so far nearly 75,000 forms have been distributed while for the 40 valley assembly constituencies around 100 persons and 5 active members each were enrolled under each polling stations, he claimed. He also informed that his party will field party candidates in the upcoming ADC polls, Municipal Council and Nagar Panchayat polls. ADC polls across six district councils are likely to be held in April/May next year. The assembly polls are also scheduled to be held in 2017.

He appealed the state government to prepare the plan for the development of the sports university in the state. The government should find a suitable site for the university which has no obstruction from the public, he added.

Regarding the coming of one film institute in the North East Region, he said Manipur has enugh potential to have a film institute in the region as the tiny state become the largest film producer among all the eight NE states in a year. So far more than 200 films in digital and celluloid formats have been produced in the state, besides getting numerous national and international awards, he added.

It may be noted that during the PM’s visit to the party office, the BJP Manipur Pradesh had submitted a 16-point memorandum including the much-awaited Imphal- Jiribam stretch road construction a priority basis along with the development of Keibul Lamjao National Park.

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