Updated on 2 Feb 2021, 3:36 pm
Six BJP leaders, workers along with more than 200 voters of Rengpang Autonomous District Council (ADC) segment, Nungba assembly constituency in Noney district formally joined Indian National Congress on Tuesday.
To welcome them, Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) organised a reception programme at Congress Bhavan Imphal.
Speaking at the occasion, MPCC president Govindas Konthoujam said the BJP government has claimed that the Congress party, during its 15 years of governance, had kept the hills and valleys divided. However, the induction of the six BJP workers and the voters into the Congress party has shown that the people from the hill districts believe and trust the secular ideology of the Congress party.
Govindas also encouraged the new members to take an active role in supporting the Congress candidates in the Autonomous District Council election and the assembly election which will be conducted in 2022.
Chairman, Khongsang village and former BJP president Rengpang ADC segment Kilongdi Gonmei, vice president, BJP Booth Level Committee Rengpang village Ningchuipou Kamei, active BJP workers of Khongsang village Solomon Kamei and Neilalung Gonmei, active BJP workers of Bwangruangh Tausaizaeng village Poudonlung Kamei and active BJP worker Rengpang village Janthuanlung Kamei joined Congress during the occasion.
Office bearers of MPCC, chiefs of frontal cells and departments, vice president Tamenglong ADC SG Pamei, member Tamenglong ADC Alok Thoitak, president of Tamenglong District Congress Committee Ph Adai and office bearers of Tamenglong District Congress Committee were also present at the reception programme.