‘Congress will regain power’


Pothashang News Service: Imphal, December 28: Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee has claimed that Congress will retain power at the Centre as well as in Manipur after 2019 Lok Sabha election.

The claim was made by Congress leaders 133rd foundation day celebration of Indian National Congress at Congress Bhawan today.

Former Manipur chief minister and Congress legislature leader Okram Ibobi Singh said people all over India have realised that BJP deceives people through false promises. This has led to the defeat of BJP in five states in recent Assembly elections, he added.

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He appealed the people to support Congress candidates in the 2019 Lok Sabha election with the changes that is favouring Congress across the state.

Ibobi said BJP continues to deceive people and the Prime Minister is visiting Manipur to deceive further. “He may inaugurate projects which are taken up by Congress government or he may lay foundation stones to woo people,” added Ibobi.

The Prime Minister’s Office yesterday sent an official note to Manipur government confirming the Prime Minister Narendra Modi scheduled visit to Imphal on January 4.

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Former deputy chief minister and former MPCC president, who is also CWC member of AICC Gaikhangam said, “Apart from opposing Congress BJP ahs no other agenda as concerned to development. BJP is such a party which even misleads the Supreme Court. It will fall automatically” he added.

MPCC president TN Haokip said “Congress will form government in Delhi and immediately Congress will retain power in Manipur”.

During the celebration MPCC received five persons who left BJP and joined Congress. They were former minister and former vice-president of BJP Manipur Pradesh M. Hemanta Singh, Municipal councillors Chingakham Aruna Devi and Laishram Biramani Singh, former vice-president BJP Nambol mandal Chingakham Nabakumar and former organisation secretary of Minority Morcha, BJP Maulana Hussain Ahmed Qasmi.

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The Congress leaders expressed hope that more will join Congress.


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