BJP politics not suitable in state: Speaker

IMPHAL, 22nd JAN: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which believes in sectarian politics will have no place in a state like Manipur where different communities live in peace and harmony, exclaimed Manipur Legislative Assembly Speaker Th Lokeshwar. He was speaking as chief guest at the women political conference held at Laipham Khunou Meetong Lampak under the aegis of Heingang Block Mahila Congress Committee, Sunday.

        Pointing out that Manipur is a tiny state in the Indian union, Lokeshwar expressed disappointment over the silent attitude of the Union government ruled by BJP when the people of Manipur are suffering. It is because of the indifferent attitude of the BJP that the people are facing serious problems and suffering for the last many months, he said.

       While reminding the people that the infamous June 18 incident occurred in the state during the BJP rule at the centre, he said that the BJP which has a communal character will have no room in Manipur where people of different communities are living in peace and harmony.

       In-spite of their frequent visits to the state, the BJP national leaders never discuss the systems and issues of the state, the Speaker said and further charged the state BJP leaders of not briefing the national leaders about the nature, character and history of the state. While maintaining that one should give up one’s own priority if it is in conflict with the interest of the state, Lokeshwar contended that the Centre had never instructed UNC to call off the economic blockade which is creating huge problems for the people of the state.

       Manipur Pollution Control Board chairman Dr Ng Bijoy, who is also the MLA of Khurai assembly constituency, said that economically empowering the women folk is the priority of the Congress. When women are economically dependent, no men can look down upon the women. As such, women need to be made economically sound.

       Manipur Mahila Pradesh Congress Committee president L Tilotama, who was also present on the occasion, said that the Mahila Congress has a huge role to play in the upcoming assembly elections. Congress has ruled for 15 consecutive years and for the Congress to further rule the state in the interest of the common people, the role of Mahila Congress is immense.

       The function was also attended by parliamentary secretary Victor Keishing, PDA chairman T Mangibabu, MPCC vice president Y Surchandra, intending Congress candidate of Heingang constituency N Ratan (Kapu) and others.

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