BJP office stormed, members mull resignation
IMPHAL, 22nd JAN: Supporters of three BJP ticket aspirants stormed the BJP Manipur Pradesh office located at Nityaipat Chuthek here on Sunday. Large number of people who stormed the office shouted slogan that party’s ticket in respect of Thoubal, Wangkhem and Hiyanglam should be given respectively to Leishangthem Suresh, L Kadamjit and Dhanabir. A team of Imphal West police rushed to the office upon hearing the news and controlled the mob from entering the party office.
On the other-hand, barring its president, members of BJP Konthoujam Mandal threatened to resign from the party unless the party’s central authority select a candidate for Konthoujam assembly constituency from among the five intending candidates recommended by the Mandal.
In a statement, secretary (organisation) of the Mandal L Parijat informed that the Mandal had recommended the names of Khangembam Ranjit, Nongmaithem Herojit, Meitram Guna, Yurembam Sarat and Konthoujam Bishwarjit as prospective BJP candidates for Konthoujam assembly constituency.
So, unless the party’s central authority select one from among the five recommended candidates, all members and workers of the Mandal excluding its president will resign from the party, Parijat announced.