Lorho stands for unity
Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 24, 2019: Lorho S Pfoze winner of Lok Sabha election from Outer Manipur Constituency assured to emphasize for building unity among people of hills and valley as his first priority as a member of parliament.
The representative who won on NPF (Naga People’s Front) ticket said he will oppose any move of the central government to implement the Citizenship Amendment Bill in Manipur.
Lorho said India is a democratic country and voice of the people is listened. “To protect the indigenous people NPF will stand for the people though the party have alliance with BJP, ” he added.
He thanked the people for the “unflinching” support and to get the victory with huge marginal votes.
Lorho defeated defeated his nearest rival BJP candidate Benjamin Shokhopao Mate by 75, 678 votes. He secured 2, 86, 828 votes to win.
Naga People’s Front (NPF) was established in the state to bring peace, prosperity and free from communal bias among the communities and to bring a better Manipur, Lorho said.
“It will be a challenging task to fulfil people’s wishes. I will try my level best as a good representative to ease the grievances for a better Manipur,” he added.
Lorho said people have a misunderstanding with the initial name of the party which most of the people assumes that the party is for Naga people only. The party stands for truth and the meaning of the name of the party could be ‘Nahaki People’s Party’ (your people’s party), he added.
He said in the valley eight constituencies are not allowed to contest in Lok Sabha election though allowed to cast vote. It should be taken as violation of right of a citizen. He will urge the government and election commission of India to lift off the band from these constituencies, he added.
He said national parties might be good but when at the time of emergency national party usually takes decision under the influence of high command. NPF being a regional party public voice is the high command and the party will take decision in the interest of people, he added.
State president of NPF, Awangbow Newmai said as the party candidate is elected as representative of Manipur outer Lok Sabha election, the party will stand in the interest of the people of the state.
On the question of continuing alliance with BJP, he said, decision of central president will be final.