Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam, also President of Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) today warned the people of the state from divisive communal forces which is trying to play spoil to the integrity of the state. Speaking at the closing function of the year long celebration of the 125th Birth Anniversary of Pandit Jawarharlal Nehru, here at Congress Bhavan, BT Road Imphal, Gaikhangam said that divisive communal forces are trying to distort the unity of the state and are trying to personalize by playing blame game when spoken for the integrity of the state. Indirectly pointing fingers to state BJP leaders but without mentioning their name, Gaikhangam said that they are angry for standing and speaking for the people of the state.
“Without Nagas, Kukis, Muslims or Meiteis, there cannot be a Manipur, Manipur is for all of us and nobody has the right to distort the unity”, Gaikhangam said. He said that any challenges to the integrity of the state will not be tolerated.
On the allegation by rival political party about his signing to the Naga Integration movement years back, Gaikhangam shrewdly clarified that before blaming others circumstances leading to such act should be studied.
“They should know whether it is done under duress or under some pressure before putting such allegation”, he said.
Gaikhangam added that people know the rise of thread perception every time he talk and he is not afraid to sacrifice for the cause of the integrity of the state.
Recalling the role played by Congress party in restoring freedom from the British colonial regime and rebuilding of a modern India, Gaikhangam said that under the guidance of the Congress leadership like Pandit Jawarhalal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi, the country is marching towards peaceful, developed and prosperous nation. He also highlighted the visions of Pandit Nehru, who is regarded as the Architect of Modern India, saying that Nehru not only think for the country alone but for the whole world and for humanity.
Regarding the upcoming by-election at Thongju and Thangmeiband Assembly Constituencies scheduled on November 21, Gaikhangam said that people will teach lesson to BJP for the third time.
“Six months after the BJP came to power at the centre with false promises, Delhi had taught the BJP a lesson, then recently in Bihar election people had taught the party for the second time and now the by-election at Thongju and Thangmeiband Assembly constituencies will taught the party a lesson for the third time not to fool the people”, a confident Gaikhangam said.
He also added that they can fool some people all the time but they cannot fool all the people all the time.