BJP’s cheap propaganda and publicity such as erecting large numbers of party’s flag poles, posters and graffiti cannot win the hearts of the civilians in the upcoming Assembly election, former Manipur chief minister O Ibobi said on Tuesday.
He was addressing the observance of the 137th Foundation Day of the Indian National Congress at the office of Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee in Imphal West.
Reacting to the frequent allegation made by BJP which stated that there was no progress in the state during the 15 years tenure of the Congress government, Ibobi, who is also the CLP leader, said, “We do not need to say anything. The public clearly knows that such an allegation is baseless.”
The public might have witnessed some small development in the four and half years of the BJP-led government, however the rest of the developmental projects were taken up during the Congress regime, he added.
Ibobi also said, “the unfortunate Heirok incident and Mayang Imphal firing incident were a clear-cut example of trying to forcefully snatched the votes of the innocent public by the BJP.”
Stating that there is no place for violence in a democratic country, he assured that the Congress will easily defeat the BJP using its mighty weapon “non-violence” in the upcoming election.
President of MPCC N Loken stated that the day of the announcement of the code of conduct (COC) in Manipur will be the ending of the BJP era in the state.
Informing that COC will probably be announced by Jan 7 or 8 of 2022, he said, “since the announcement of COC, those straight forward government officials will no longer get any threat from the ruling party.”
He also stated that BJP candidates are no match and not a threat to the Congress in the upcoming election as they will be fighting their own intending candidates, who were after the BJP’s ticket.
Members of Congress Working Committee (CWC) stated that Congress is the only party which can save the state from further deterioration caused by the BJP.
Congress is the party which stuck to its ideology of non-violence, secularism, and to safeguard the Indian Constitution, he added.
During the programme, the MPCC also released its 2022 calendar and book entitled “Bharatki Ningtamba Chahi 75 Surakpagi Paojel.”