Meghalaya CM gears-up party workers for Manipur by-poll
Imphal, Sep. 13 (EMN): Three days after Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh led leaders launched the by-election campaign in Thoubal district, Meghalaya chief minister and national president of National People’s Party (NPP) Conrad K Sangma on Sunday geared up his party members for the upcoming by-election by addressing a party workers meeting at Wangoi in Imphal west district.
NPP national chief Sangma arrived on Saturday on a two-day visit to the state to oversee the party activities in view of the upcoming by-elections in the state, and inaugurated a new state unit office in Imphal.
Manipur is expected to witness by-elections to 13 vacant seats in the state assembly of 60 members in November this year.
Speaking in the day’s party workers meeting, Sangma said time is coming for NPP to lead that is why the 2022 election is very important.
We all must work together because that is what the people of Manipur want and they are all looking towards NPP to provide the leadership, he added. “Every worker has to be told to work day and night to push every voter to vote for us,” he said. “Therefore do not take this election easy.”The visiting NPP chief also assured all possible help and support from his side to win the election.
He said he is confident that the people of Wangoi constituency will repose their faith in NPP by electing Kh Loken Singh this time. In the last assembly election in 2017, Loken lost to Congress candidate O Lukhoi by just 36 votes.
Deputy Chief Minister of Manipur Yumnam Joykumar Singh and intending candidate Kh Loken Singh also spoke on the occasion. The party workers meet was attended by Health Minister L Jayantakumar, NPP Manipur state unit interim president N Kayisii who is the Tribal Affairs Minister in the BJP led coalition government in the state and others.
Earlier in the morning, the visiting NPP national president Sangma along with NPP Manipur state unit leaders including Deputy Chief Minister Joykumar drove down to Tentha village under Thoubal district of the state and interacted with the public at the recently built Tentha Multiplex.
The multiplex was developed to provide space for the youth of Tentha village in particular and Thoubal district in general for engaging in sports, cultural and educational activities.
Speaking on the occasion, Sangma appreciated the initiative taken by the Tentha panchayat to provide a platform for the youth. He also informed the gathering that during the Covid-19 pandemic, the government of Meghalaya took up the challenge of the situation as opportunities and has engaged in different development activities by initiating infrastructure development programs.
He also urged the gathering to think of opportunities with neighbouring nations in Southeast Asia and harness the economic benefit for the region. Manipur CM N Biren Singh had already launched a by-poll campaign in Wangjing-Tentha constituency in Thoubal district last Thursday.