Manipur deputy CM calls for peace, harmony during election campaign

Committing violence in politics is shameful, Joykumar said, adding that, “the number of flags does not matter. What matters in elections are the valuable votes gained from the public.”


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Manipur Deputy Chief Minister Y Joykumar on Sunday called upon the political parties in the state to maintain peace and harmony in conducting any events related to the election campaign.

He was speaking as the chief guest during the inauguration of the NPP office, Singjamei Block at Top Singjamei Thongam Leikai, Imphal West. 

Committing violence in politics is shameful, he further said, adding that, “the number of flags does not matter. What matters in elections are the valuable votes gained from the public.”

It is reported that heated exchanges took place with minor scuffles between supporters of NPP and BJP on Saturday night at Singjamei concerning the installing of political party flags in some areas of Singjamei assembly constituency. 

NPP Manipur working president L Jayantakumar said that in order to bring real development in the region, there is a need to have a strong political party based in the Northeast. And in this case, the NPP is the party, he added. 

The other national political parties lack focus in the Northeast and therefore, the Northeast states are still lagging behind in terms of development till today, Jayantakumar pointed out. 

He further said that the present sitting MLA of Singjamei assembly constituency never raises his voice for the people of the assembly constituency in the Assembly.

Urging the public to choose their representative wisely, he appealed to the people of Singjamei assembly constituency to cast their valuable votes to the NPP intending candidate Oinam Romen to bring a better development in Singjamei assembly constituency. 

The function was also attended by NPP intending candidate of Singjamei assembly constituency Oinam Romen and intending candidate of Kshetrigao assembly constituency Sheikh Noorul Hassan

First Published:Oct. 10, 2021, 9:28 p.m.

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