Imphal, Feb 17: In order to improve the electoral prospects of BJP in the poll bound north eastern state of Manipur, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will kick-start the campaign for the state assembly election from February 25.
Speaking to the media Manipur in-charge of BJP MP Prahlad Singh Patel informed that Prime Minister Modi will be addressing the mega election rally at the historic Kangla Fort. On this occasion Patel launched a video album for BJP election campaign at the party office.
For the first time BJP has fielded candidates on all 60 assembly seats of the state. The state of Manipur will go to polls in two phases where first phase is scheduled on march 4 and last phase will be conducted on march 8.
Refuting all the media reports on Irom Sharmila patel said,“The accusation was a political propaganda spread by the Congress. The matter has been brought to the notice of Election Commission”.
After the unprecedented victory of Assam and formation of BJP government in the state of Arunachal Pradesh, BJP is trying hard to make inroads in the state of Manipur where congress party is in power for many years.
Union minister Prakash Javdekar and BJP Leader and North-east in-charge Ram Madhav have addressed several meetings in the state where ongoing economic blockade by insurgent groups has become the burning issues for the citizens of Manipur.
With the newly constituted alliance of non-Congress parties called the North East Democratic Alliance under the leadership of Himanta Biswa Sarma and Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, BJP leaders of the state are hoping for better performance in the state.
In Manipur, Congress has been in power for the last 15 years and BJP is working towards putting up a strong fight. The party made inroads in the civic polls to Imphal Municipal Corporation, winning 10 out of 27 seats, with the ruling Congress winning 12. In 2011, BJP could win only 1 seat, when the Congress won 13. At present, BJP has two MLAs in the 60-member Assembly.