With regards to the attack on the functioning of Manipur Peoples’ Party (MPP) office by outsiders while the party is working on to regain ECI’s recognition, the MPP on Friday called upon all the concerned to support the office functioning instead of suppressing the party’s strength.
Speaking to the media at the office of MPP at Polo Ground Maning, Imphal, party president Chingakham Shamjai said that due to internal matters the party has remained under the “registered but unrecognised” category for the last five-six years.
He informed that the MPP is planning to contest both the two MP seats in the upcoming Lok Sabha Election 2024 and try to secure at least 6 per cent of the valid votes to regain the status of recognised regional party.
The party will take up every necessary procedure to regain its status, he said, announcing that the office of the State Returning Officer (Organisational Election 2023) MPP on Friday had elected as many as four vice-presidents, nine working committee members and two disciplinary committee members.
He said that the organisational election has been conducted according to the rules and regulations and the remaining office bearers will be elected according to the party's constitution very soon.
Recalling the days when MPP gave huge contributions to the state by forming the government in three different regimes, he said the second oldest regional party has not fully prepared to re-serve the people of Manipur through a political platform.
Informing that one Sarat Maimom had attempted to freeze the official bank account of the party with a motive to overthrow the party’s strength, he said such an unreasonable attempt will not work.
Lastly, the president appealed to the general public to stay alert from those who try to tarnish the image of the party by spreading false propaganda misusing the party’s name.