Updated 17 Feb 2022, 1:50 pm
The Republican Party of India-Athawale (RPI-A) will support the BJP after the election in the formation of a new government in Manipur, Union MoS for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale announced on Wednesday. RPI-A is an ally of the BJP under the NDA government at the Centre.
Athawale, who is also the founder and president of RPI-A, was addressing a public meeting at Hodam Leirak Lampak, Imphal West after the flag hoisting at the residence of its Keishamthong AC candidate Maheshwar Thounaojam at Keishampat Aheibam Leikai, Imphal West.
Witnessing all the efforts and social works taken up by Maheshwar for the well-being in the society, the RPI-A has given him a post of national leader (national general secretary) of the party, he said.
Witnessing the support of the public to Maheshwar by the people of Keishamthong ACs and other influential faces of Manipur, he expressed his confidence of Maheshwar being victorious in the ensuing election.
Praising Maheshwar for his young and energetic will in serving the public, he said once Maheshwar steps to the Assembly, he will be the voice of the public.
The RPI-A president also gave his assurance that the party will take up every possible effort to let all the beneficiary schemes of the government reach out to each and every eligible citizen.
“I came here to wake up the people of Manipur and chase away the rivals of Maheshwar,” he said, requesting the people to cast their valuable votes to RPI-A having the helmet symbol for a better change and to make a progressive society.
Maheshwar in his speech informed that he joined politics after considering the needs of youth’s participation in bringing positive changes in the society.
Seeking the support and blessing of the people of Keishamthong AC to ensure his victory in the ensuing election, he appealed, “Let us all move together towards the path of making a progressive society.”
Large supporters of Maheshwar also took up a rally from his residence to Hodam Leirak Lampak.
The RPI-A had dispatched their candidates in nine ACs of Manipur to fight the ensuing Assembly election. Among the nine ACs, five ACs: Khurai, Lamlai, Keishamthong, Khundrakpam and Saikul are scheduled for the first phase of election and the remaining four ACs: Hiyanglam, Wangkhem, Tengnoupal and Oinam are scheduled for the second phase election.
First published:17 Feb 2022, 4:01 am
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