Hardly 15-16 BJP cadidates may win in coming election: Loken

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Imphal: Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) president N. Loken said in the coming Manipur Legislative Assembly Election, hardly 15-16 BJP candidates may win even if the state BJP has been saying that over 40 MLAs from BJP will be wining in the election.

Loken told reporters here that in some local papers it was quoted as his comment that in the coming state Assembly election not more than 15 Congress MLA will turn up in the coming election.

He said only 21 BJP candidates were elected in 2017 state Legislative Assembly Election. Among the 21 MLAs three of them tendered their resignation from the party as they were not satisfied with the activities of BJP. If the MLAs of BJP are not satisfied with the party then how they can give satisfaction to the people of Manipur, he added.

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Loken said in total there are 26 MLAs of BJP and out of them six MLAs are from hill districts and the remaining 20 MLAs are from valley.

Among the 20 MLAs of valley districts more than 11 MLAs may not win in the coming election and it is confirmed, he said. He asked the BJP party to point out from which Assembly Constituency the 20 MLAs is going to win.

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Loken said it is a false assumption of BJP that it is going to win 8n more than 40 seats.

In hill districts BJP can interfere in only five constituencies that also not under the influence of the party’s activity but with some other hidden agendas, he added.

He questioned why the sitting MLA of Chandel announced to contest in Tengnoupal Assembly Constituency by leaving his own Constituency where he was elected.

The MLA will not disclose in media under what pressure he decided to contest in the coming election from another constituency and it is an open secret, Loken said.

BJP has been shouting that Congress are not allowed in hill district, however during the last election eight MLAs were elected from hill districts where only three MLAs of BJP were elected. At present there is no misunderstandings between Congress party and hill districts, he added.

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He said in the last nearly five years what contribution had been brought for the state by the present BJP government other than UJJWALA yojana and health card. Most of the projects that were inaugurated by the Prime Minister were not started by the present government but by the than Congress government, he added.

Loken said the trend of election is completely different from the past.

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