BJP ready to take on Congress in Manipur, says Amit Shah

BJP ready to take on Congress in Manipur, says Amit Shah

BJP ready to take on Congress in Manipur, says Amit Shah

The BJP on Wednesday held a massive rally in Imphal in a show of strength ahead of the 2017 elections to the Manipur Assembly.

Addressing more than 30,000 party workers and supporters, BJP president Amit Shah kick-started the party’s campaign in Manipur and gave a call for a “Congress-mukt” Northeast. 

Shah, who is on a two-day trip to Imphal to finalise the party’s poll strategy, said the ruling Congress was bound to lose the election. He said the BJP wants to repeat an Assam-type performance in Manipur.

“The non-performing and corrupt Congress government has to go. From the huge gathering here, I am confident that there will be a BJP government in the state. The Comptroller and Auditor General has established that the Manipur government cannot produce a utilisation certificate for Rs 5,000 crore. When people start asking questions about this looted amount, the Congress will not be able to face the election. Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh is answerable for each and every rupee of the public money spent before the elections,” Shah said.

Without naming the framework agreement between the NSCN(IM) and Centre signed in 2015, Shah assured that Manipur’s territorial integrity will not be compromised at any cost. There is a strong apprehension in Manipur that the Centre might give in to the NSCN(IM) demand of integration of Naga-inhabited areas in the Northeast into Greater Nagalim.

Shah was accompanied by BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar, who is also in charge of Manipur and Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

 Sarma is also the convenor of the Northeast Democratic Alliance, the BJP-led anti-Congress platform of regional parties in the region.

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