Manipur Assembly elections 2017: Okram Ibobi asks people not to allow communal political parties in the state

There is not a single element of truth in the rival party - BJP's propaganda, says Ibobi

Manipur Assembly elections 2017: Okram Ibobi asks people not to allow communal political parties in the state

In an apparent reference to Bharatiya Janata Party, Manipur CM Okram Ibobi Singh on Wednesday cautioned the people to the state to not allow political parties, which cannot think beyond single community or religion.

According to a local newspaper report, the 3-time CM has called upon the people of the state to teach a "befitting lesson" to those political parties in the ensuing State Assembly election.

Speaking at a gathering at the flag hoisting ceremony of Congress candidate in Wangkhem AC, Keisham, Meghachandra, Ibobi took a dig at BJP’s audio-visual poll propaganda. Ibobi said there is not a single element of truth in the rival party’s propaganda.

Ibobi said the PM Modi's statement that the economic blockade would be lifted on March 13 if BJP is elected to power on March 11 only exposed that BJP has a close nexus with NSCN-IM and the UNC.

Referring to BJP's claimed that it would accomplish in 15 months what the Congress Government could not do in 15 years, Ibobi alleged that nothing has been done on Imphal-Jiribam highway even though it was listed in the Prime Minister’s 100 days programme.

Ibobi further added that BJP Government was befooling the people of the country by saying that Rs 15 lakh would be deposited in the bank accounts of each citizen out of black money seized through demonetisation of old Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes but not even one rupee has been deposited in bank accounts of the country’s poor.