Imphal, March 16,
Reaction to media report about the Chief Minister of Manipur N. Biren Singh on the matter of his inclination to a specific person and his support to make sure that the person he backed is nominated as the BJP candidate of the upcoming Lok Sabha poll talks volume about the internal politics of BJP. The report appeared at some of the newspaper was based on source and was speculative as anything is possible in politics.
It seems that the battle for candidacy of BJP is left between 2 persons – Th. Bashanta and Kh. Loken.
March 12 edition of this newspaper had reported that almost all BJP workers had set on Th. Bashanta for the Inner Manipur Parliamentary constituency.
The report was base on source from the BJP functionaries which establish logical explanation.
RK Ranjan who had contested as BJP candidate in last parliamentary election in the inner Manipur have been promised the post of Manipur Public Service Commission member recently and Haobam Borababu another contender is likely to be sent at NEC as member. This means that the only contender left is Th. Basanta, son of former Union Minister Th. Chaoba who had played a major role in building and strengthening of the BJP of today in Manipur.
The report received feedback, which bring one former MLA Kh Loken from Sagolband Assembly constituency. This was expected as this newspaper also reported that any new face may also come up under the influence of RSS.
A source said that the Chief Minister in consultation with few party leaders recommended and added to the list of probable candidates name, the name of ex-MLA and ex-minister Sagolband constituency with the opinions from RSS Karyalaya Manipur Prant, Seva Bharati Nagampal.
The Sagolband constituency is a very important and powerful assembly segment at the moment (with the high probability of a major news in the coming days based on high command and RSS approvals before or prior to the Lok Sabha Election). The BJP Manipur Pradesh Gen. Secretaries Org. and Admin are in the loop.