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Bijoy Koijam, Joykishan files nomination

Congress will fight election on development agenda -CM

The by-election for Thangmeiband and Thongju Assembly constituencies is going to be a tough fight between the congress and the BJP. While the BJP is playing electoral politics blaming the corrupt Congress government led by Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh, the Congress said that the political party will fight the election on development agenda. Congress candidate for Thongju Assembly Constituency, Bijoy Koijam and BJP candidate for Thangmeiband Assembly constituency today filed their nomination at the respective returning officers at Imphal East and Imphal West. Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh, Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam, MLA Ksh. Biren and JD (U) president N. Tombi accompanied the congress candidate while filing the nomination papers.
Speaking to reporters at Imphal East DC office, Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh said that the congress party will fight the election on development agenda. He said the congress party will complete the railway track construction and will take up other developmental works. On the various allegations of corruption by BJP, O Ibobi said that his government is clean and every effort is being taken up to make corruption free state. He added that even the government has handed over the recruitment of government employees to Manipur State Public Service Commission and there is no question of corruption to appointment of employees. On being asked about the recent crisis regarding the appointment of primary teachers, the Chief Minister said that it would be subjudise to talk on the matter as the matter is with the court.
BJP is expecting central leaders to campaign for the coming election. As for the congress party, they did not invite any central leader.

“Our state leaders are sufficient to campaign for the election as we know the problems of our state”, Okram Ibobi said.
The JD9U) is also supporting the Congress candidate as there is alliance between the two parties at National level.

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