Imphal, March 6,
BJP Manipur Pradesh today rolls head who should be the candidates of the party in the upcoming Lok Sabha Election for the outer and the Inner parliamentary constituencies of the state. A convention of the party was held today at Chandrakirti Auditorium with National secretary of the BJP as the Chief Guest. Chief Minister of Manipur N.Biren Singh , Rajya Sabha MP Bhabananda, MLAs, Ministers of the party and BJP workers of all class attended the crucial convention organised under the theme political and economic matters of the state.
Source with the Imphal Times said that state government under the leadership of Chief Minister N. Biren Singh faced a serious crisis after BJP MLAs started demanding reshuffle of the ministry. Some of the BJP MLAs demanded withdrawal of some Ministry who are not from among the BJP MLAs and even prepared a change of the Chief Minister. The matter was however settled after Hemanta Bishwas, the BJP in charge of the North East intervened. It is likely that if reshuffled has to take place it will be either after the Lok Sabha election or after getting the result of the Lok Sabha Election.
Matters about who will be nominated as the BJP candidates for both outer and inner parliamentary constituencies has not been name during the course of the convention, but source said that today’s convention will take a final decision on who will be BJP candidates in the two parliamentary constituencies for the upcoming parliamentary election.
Mention may be made that Dr. RK Ranjan who had contested in the last parliamentary election is unlikely to be chosen as nominee by the BJP this time in view of the changing trend in the BJP politics.
Th. Basanta , son of former Union Minister, Thounaojam Chaoba during the NDA regime in 2011 is also giving pressure to the Central BJP to elect him as the candidate of the inner parliamentary election. On the other hand there are hard core BJP workers who had been serving the party with extreme dedications who also have hope that the central leadership may nominate them as the candidate of the Lok Sabha election.