Peoples Resurgence and Justice Alliance (PRJA) has promised to work on the core issues plaguing Manipur like AFSPA, corruption, ILP and development of self-sustainable economy.
Deeply concerned over immense hardships caused to people due to indefinite economic blockade imposed since November 1 last, Governor Dr Najma Heptulla appealed to the UNC to consider lifting the blockade at the earliest.
Expressing confidence that Congress party would emerge successful in the upcoming Manipur Legislative Assembly polls, Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) president TN Haokip has predicted that the party would have at-least 40 seats out of the total 60.
No political party other than BJP could transform Manipur, stated Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal while urging the public to strengthen the saffron party in the state so that it could usher in changes like the way it had done in Assam during a short period.
Observing that youths in the state are addicted to enjoying themselves by partying, organising feast, concerts and Thabal Chongba while neglecting major issues like economic blockade, ILP issue, Naga Accord etc, League of Indigenous People’s Uplifment (LIPUL), Uripok Khoisnam Leikai has imposed restrictions on organising Thabal Chongba programme ahead of Yaoshang festival.
Manipur chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh said on Tuesday that he was ready for tripartite talks with the United Naga Council (UNC) to end the crippling three-month-long economic blockade.
Despite tall claim of chief minister O Ibobi Singh bringing significant development in Thoubal during the past 15 years, villagers in remote areas of the constituency are yet to see any sign of development till date.
One cadre of NSCN (IM) was killed while three others were injured in two separate encounters involving cadres of the Naga outfit. A civilian woman and a cadre of the outfit were also injured in the first encounter which occurred in the wee hours of Thursday at Khoupum Chingthak, under the newly created Noney district.
It will be impossible for the BJP to win the ensuing 11th state assembly elections by threatening the public at gunpoint and violating their human rights in cohoots with NSCN-IM, stated deputy chief minister Gaikhangam on Wednesday.
Manipur became an integral part of India after its merger in 1949, and as such Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which is heading the Union government, has no right or power to exclude the state from getting its share of economic package for development, chief minister O Ibobi Singh has stated.
The ruling Congress and its arch rival Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which are in neck and neck competition for the upcoming Manipur Legislative Assembly polls slated for March 4 and 8 in two phases, will be having a straight fight in altogether 5 assembly constituencies out of the total 60.
Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit on February 25 to canvass support for BJP candidates contesting the state assembly elections Imphal West district police carried out search operations in and around Langjing Achouba, where Modi will be addressing an election meeting.
After launching a stir seeking a fair trial to fake encounter cases in the state, Kangleipak Students’ Association (KSA) has asked all political parties and candidates to make their stand known to the people on the issue ahead of the 11th Manipur Assembly polls.
Exuding confidence about the party candidates coming out with flying colours in the 11th Manipur Legislative Assembly election and playing an important role in the formation of the next government, central parliamentary board chairman of Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) Chirag Paswan declared that it would bargain for the post of the deputy chief minister in case of a coalition government.
Candidates of all political parties, who are contesting the upcoming assembly elections, will have to publicly declare their stand on the framework agreement signed between the Centre and the NSCN-IM in August 2015, Committee on Civil Societies Kangleipak (CCSK) general secretary Jitendra Ningomba has stated.
Matt Renshaw and Mitchell Starc struck half-centuries as Australia attempted a late recovery on the opening day of the first Test against India at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Thursday.
Imphal Riding Club (IRC), K&MMRS and Khurai Polo Club (KPC) all made light work of their opponents in the 7th 57 Mountain Division Polo Tournament on Wednesday. IRC inflicted a 7-0 thrashing on Chingkheihunba Polo Club-A as L Abinath made the most of the game, scoring five goals.
Yumnam Sitaljit Singh was crowned Junior Mr India in the 7th Junior/Masters/Physically Challenged/Senior Women’s Body Building/Senior Men’s Sports Physique/Senior Women’s Sports Model National Body Building Championship that concluded at Indore, Madhya Pradesh, on February 19.
AMID campaigns to make the education sector ‘disturbance-free zone’, reports of private educational institutions in Kangpokpi district deciding to remain shut for an undisclosed period over monetary demand served by armed organisations is nothing less than an anti-thesis to the efforts for ensuring that the future pillars of the society are not deprived of their fundamental rights.
TWO state security force personnel sustaining injuries when unknown militants ambushed the security convoy of deputy chief minister Gaikhangam on Wednesday, when the latter was en-route to his native village in Tamenglong district, suggests that the Manipur assembly elections will be far from being a peaceful, not to speak of being a free and fair democratic exercise as envisioned the Election Commission of India.
WITH the last date for withdrawal of candidature ending on Monday and 200 candidates remaining in the fray for the 11th Manipur Legislative Assembly elections, the stage is finally set for the crucial polls, which many consider will see a bitter contest amongst established political parties as well as newly floated entities.