Imphal: The present BJP government is anti-people and anti-development party that discriminates the democratic and constitutional rights of the people, Congress Working Committee (CWC) member Gaikhangam said.
The former deputy chief minister was speaking during flag hoisting ceremony of Indian National Congress candidate Lhingkim Haokip of Saikul Assembly Constituency held at her Koirengei residence, Imphal East on Monday.
Gaikhangam who is also INC candidate of Nungba Assembly Constituency said the present BJP government discriminate the democratic rights of each citizen.
This government is like a dictatorial form of government as the democratic rights are discriminated. No one can raise any voice against the government, he added.
It is a crucial period for the people in choosinng their representatives. In a democratic country people are the owner of the country and as it is not feasible to sit all the people inside the Parliament or Assembly, people’s representatives are chosen through election. People should be cautious while casting their votes for the welfare and development for the people, the senior political leader said.
It is the right time to give a befitting response to the BJP government as it is not an inclusive government but an exclusive government. People should utilise this opportunity wisely order to bid farewell the present BJP government, he added.
INC candidate, Saikul Sssembly constituency, Lhingkim said in hill district most of the candidates do not conduct house to house campaign however, being a representative, a candidate should get along with public in order to aware their grievances. In Saikul Constituency there are 232 villages and without understanding their grievances how can an elected representative bring development and welfare for the people, she added.
Time has come for women to participate in politics as to make a house into home. Like women take vital role at home women can vitally participate in politics, the lady candidate said.
INC candidate of Phungyar AssemblyConstituency Victor Keishing was present at the gathering.