Give candidacy rights to valley voters: Adim
IMPHAL, 12th Oct: Manipur State Disaster Management Authority vice-chairman Adim Pamei has stated that eligible voters residing in the valley area but falling under Outer Manipur parliamentary constituency should be given the right to contest the election as candidates.
A one-day political awareness programme on the upcoming Lok Sabha elections was organised by Committee for Lok Sabha Outer Manipur MP Election-2019 at Island TD- block in Saikul AC, Kangpokpi district Friday.
Adim, who is planning to contest the Lok Sabha elections in Outer Manipur Parliamentary Constituency, continued that eligible voters, residing in the valley area but falling under outer Manipur parliamentary constituency, have the right to vote but not the right to contest.
The right to contest is also a right for any citizen in a democratic country, he added.
Stating that the present representative of Saikul AC is now embroiled in the missing arms case and has left the people of the constituency red-faced, Adim observed that such a situation arised because people failed to recognise the true character of the proclaimed leader.
Thus, the people need to remain extra vigilant while electing a new leader of the constituency and must ensure that the new representative is an honest and sincere person, he stressed.
Mentioning that the GDB (growth and development bridge) of the country has increased to 7.4 percent under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi, the vice-chairman said that India has surpassed China in terms of GDB rate. India is now at the forefront in the superpowers race, something that was unfathomable during the time of Congress rule, he observed.
Adim went on to say that corruption was at all time high during the Congress rule, and families had to sell off land to get jobs and people had to wait in queues to meet with their elected representatives. However, with the advent of BJP government and under CM Biren’s leadership, schemes are now being delivered to the people right at their doorsteps.
He then urged the people to minutely assess which party is working for the people and which is not.
Stating that he had forwarded his candidacy to do something for the people, the vice-chairman said that he would continue to work for the people even if he fails to win elections. He contended that cooperation is needed from all communities so as to bring changes and development in the state.
Adim further appealed to the people to extend their support to steps taken up by him. BJP Kangpokpi District Mandal president Thangjamang Kipgen, NPF former candidate Thangboi Haokip, Headman, village authority of Island sub-division and members of BJP Manipur Pradesh also attended the programme.