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No family politics in RK Imo getting BJP ticket: CM Biren

The Manipur chief minister said that there was no stability in the past five years due to coalition government. But with the sacrifices made by some of the MLAs, the government was saved and is going to complete its term successfully.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 8 Feb 2022, 2:32 pm

(PHOTO: Twitter)
(PHOTO: Twitter)

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Monday clarified that RK Imo Singh getting the BJP ticket has nothing to do with family politics but that he was awarded by the BJP Central leaders for saving the BJP-led government in the state.

Addressing the flag hoisting ceremony for Raj Kumar Imo Singh held at Mabudhou Mantri Leikai Community Hall, Biren said that there was no stability in the past five years due to coalition government. But with the sacrifices made by some of the MLAs, the government was saved and is going to complete its term successfully, the CM said.

Acknowledging them, BJP central leaders had purposely enlisted amongst BJP candidates for upcoming election and RK Imo Singh is one of them. As such, RK Imo getting a BJP ticket should not be considered as family politics, he added.

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“Some of the representatives of the present coalition government have a crooked mindset and are always busy thinking about breaking the government. It was on July 17, 2020 that the government was about to break. However, some MLAs saved it and how can central leaders deny BJP tickets to them”, he clarified.

Stating that the coalition government could not hinder in bringing development while focusing to maintain stability, he said that despite so many hurdles during the last five years, many developments were brought which the previous government couldn’t do in 15 years. There would have been a sea change in the state if the government was formed by BJP with an absolute majority, the CM said.

Biren further said that BJP is targeting to get at least 40 seats as, at present, there are 29 party MLAs, and they will surely win in the upcoming election.

He also said that the central leaders of BJP are really concerned about Manipur and it is proven with the implementation of the Inner Line Permit System in the state. ILP is being implemented only in Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Mizoram as it is permissible only in tribal and total schedule states. But Manipur, despite not being a total scheduled land, the center allowed the implementation in the interest of people of the state, the CM informed.

While stating the norms of giving BJP ticket for the ensuing 12th Manipur Legislative Assembly election, Biren appealed to the people of Sagolband Constituency to resolve to teach a lesson to oppositions and to those who burnt BJP flags.

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Expressing his dissatisfaction over the use of derogatory terms by his opponent for not getting BJP ticket, MLA RK Imo Singh recalled that despite being the son of former chief minister, RK Jaichandra, who happened to be a Congress leader of the state, he didn’t get Indian National Congress ticket in 2007. But he didn’t carry out any agitation but waited for the next election patiently, the MLA said.

“If a candidate really loves the political parties from which they aspire to contest the election, they shouldn’t do any kind of aggressive activities when they don’t get tickets,” Imo said while adding that a real politician should try to get the mandate of people by serving society with honesty and not by mobilising people with hate speech or seeking sympathy with crocodile tears.

He also praised the BJP government for the various welfare schemes taken up and their ideology of equality.

The program was also attended by MP Leishemba Sanajaoba and many other BJP workers.

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First published:8 Feb 2022, 4:28 am

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N Biren SinghRK ImoBJP ticketManipur polls12th Manipur Legislative Assembly election

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