Imphal, April 19,
The holding of the press conference at Irawat Bhawan, Bir Tikendrajit Road, Imphal on Wednesday i.e., on the 17th day of April, 2019, by CPI Manipur State Council Secretary, L.Sotinkumar, when the poll was already scheduled to be held on 18th April, 2019 is per se, in clear violation of the Model Code of Conduct, said a statement by S Ranjan , PS to CM.
In the press conference held at Irawat Bhawan, Bir Tikendrajit Road, Imphal on the 17th April,2019, CPI Manipur State Council Secretary, L. Sotinkumar claimed to received reports from the party local units and made allegations about the CPI workers being threaten in the constituencies of as reproduced in daily newspapers of April 18, 2019
PS to the CM statement said that the allegations have been made to defame the three sitting Ministers of the said three assembly constituencies and impute to the public at large that the said three ministers, the BJP candidate R.K.Ranjan and the Bharatiya Janata Party are unfair and indulge in illegal activities. The allegations are therefore aimed at lowering their good will, image and reputation in the society. It added that the statements made in the said press conference and widely circulated in newspaper and local TV news channels are also in violation of Model Code of Conduct as the said allegations are totally baseless, false and bereft of any truth. The said allegations are personal attacks against the three Ministers, solely aimed at tarnishing their images, good will and reputation and that too at a time, when voters would be casting their votes today. The malafied intention of holding the press conference on 17/04/2019 was to ensure that in the morning of the poll day on 18/04/2019, when the voters prepare to cast their votes for the Inner Manipur Parliamentary Constituency, they are negatively influenced against the said three Ministers, the BJP candidate and the BJP. It is aimed to mislead the voters to cast their votes against BJP and the BJP candidate, the statement added.