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Rinku Khumukcham

Rinku Khumukcham

Rinku Khumukcham, Editor of Imphal Times has more than 15+ years in the field of Journalism. A seasoned editor, was a former editor of ISTV News. He resides in Keishamthong Elangbam Leikai, with his wife and parents.

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Rahul Gandhi hits hard on BJP; says Modi government destroys 1 crore jobs in 2018

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Imphal, March 10,

President of the All India Congress Committee (AICC), Rahul Gandhi hits hard to Narendra Modi led NDA government saying that his government has destroyed 1crore jobs in 2018.

“The BJP led NDA government has destroyed 1 crore jobs in 2018 contrary to their promises of creating 2 crore jobs”, Rahul Gandhi said. He added that before 2014 Lok Sabha election BJP had promised 2 crore jobs for the unemployed youths and now they are destroying 30, 000 jobs every day in 2018.

“Youths of the country are facing job crisis and some students now started asking their parents whether they will get jobs or not “, Rahul Gandhi said while speaking to a election meeting held at Hapta kangjeibung in palace compound here in Imphal today.

The AICC president who arrived here in Imphal yesterday evening also targeted the BJP as fascist saying that the party wanted to enforce their ideology to all the people across the country. He also added that the BJP always spew hatred among the people.

“This upcoming Parliamentary election is between two different ideologies – one which impose their idea and the other in respecting ideology of all people across the state”, Rahul said.

He added that the BJP in collaboration with the RSS has been trying to impose their ideology to all the countrymen despite the fact that every state has their own ideology and have their own unique culture and tradition. The Modi led government is trying to eradicate the culture, tradition and history of other states.

“Congress Party’s ideology is to protect, preserved the culture, history of all states across the country’ Rahul said and added that Manipur should be ruled from Imphal and not from Nagpur.

The Congress President is also critical about the removal of the special status of the state. He said Manipur is a small state and need special care; Special status should be given to state like Manipur.

Regarding the Look East Policy Rahul Gandhi said that Manipur will serve as the Bridge between India and South Asian countries and for that Manipur need to be prepared.

On the issue of corruption the Congress President also criticize the central government of invading the institution like the Judiciary and educations.

“This BJP led government is keeping in its hand on all institution which are meant to be autonomy, they think any person who wear a half Khaki pant and a lathi on one hand is eligible for the post of Vice Chancellor of University”, Rahul Gandhi said referring to the appointment of RSS backed Vice Chancellor at Manipur University which spark series of agitation in the state putting halt to the academic atmosphere in the state.

The Supreme Court Judge have come out seeking public support for delivering justice and the BJP appoint its National President to a person which have murder charge.

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Th. Basanta likely to be BJP Candidate for Inner PC

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Imphal, March 20,

Finally BJP has finalized on whom to be nominated as candidate for the upcoming Lok Sabha Election in both the inner and outer parliamentary constituencies of Manipur. However the party has not announced the name of the candidates till today.

Source with the Imphal Times said that Central leaders of the BJP had decided to field Th. Basanta, the former IPS officer and also the son of former Union Minister Th. Chaoba for the Inner Manipur Parliamentary constituency after hectic discussion. As for the outer Constituency the BJP is fielding Benjamin, the source added.

The source further said that the state BJP submitted four names to the central BJP ticket committee for the inner Manipur Parliamentary constituency and among the four name Th. Basanta’s name was not included. Th. Chaoba who had played major role in strengthening the BJP reportedly met Ram Madhav at his New Delhi Residence and urged him to nominate his son when the meeting for selection of candidate for BJP was underway at Guwahati yesterday.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh too reportedly changed his mind during the meeting and stand in favour of Th. Chaoba, the source added.

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Chances high for O Nabakishore in getting Congress Ticket

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Imphal, March 20,

Congress party is likely to announce the name of the candidates who will be fighting for the upcoming Parliamentary poll either today or tomorrow. As per source, the former Chief Secretary of Manipur O Nabakishore is in the top priority as most of the Congress legislatures want him to contest the election.

9 candidates applied for Congress party ticket and all the contenders have excellent qualification. The youngest is one Ningombam Bupendra Meitei whose age is only 31 years. Dr. N Bijoy, O Joy, S Manaobi , K Saratchandra, Dr. Th Meinya , M Bishwajit and I Hemochandra have all excellent records in their political career. But source said that most of the Congress legislatures are in favour of O Nabakishore as the Congress candidate for the Inner PC.

As for the outer PC top priority choice for almost all legislatures is W Laikholam Hangshing . 7 applied for the ticket.

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Changing Trend of politics


“LIES” no matter how big or small always crack the foundation of “TRUST”. There were times when the candidates made false promised during election time and fooled the people to woes the voter. The moment they were elected they often forgot what they had promised to the people often led a live thinking that the general public who elected them are bunch of ignorant fools who can be driven at any direction. The sinister concept become phenomenon and now people (almost all) now started thinking that there is no true leader who deserve victory in any of the election. But as the hangover system still has to be followed and continue there cannot be a full stop to the ongoing process. Election is mandatory for a democratic country. And for that candidates are required. In-order to form government there again need political party and those candidates need to be attached to any of the political party to render their service with effective power.
We are not sure if God frequently surfaces in the form of man, as is commonly believed. But what we can be dead certain is the fact that his arch enemy Satan often manifests himself, especially in Manipur, in the form of politicians. These incarnations of Satan, who are now running amok with the people’s sensibilities, have cast such a nasty spell on the state that it is well nigh impossible for the people who elected them in the first place, to retain even a semblance of sanity.
There could be no other logical explanation to the goings on in the political arena than taking refuge in the unnatural and the irrational. And for the teeming millions who had inflicted this handful of pests on themselves, there could be no other option but to bemoan their fate. The curse, call it the millenium curse, is well and truly upon us. It would be an understatement to say that there is something very basically wrong with our polity. Things have now come to such a pass that our state of Manipur can neither move forward nor backward but remain painfully suspended in a maze of anarchy and disorder.
The scourge of politicians have indeed taken a heavy toll, not only of the  riches but also of its psyche. The epidemic is now all pervading and has invaded the very roots of the country’s integrity and well being thereby impeding its prosperity and peace. Whatever the party, whatever their ideology and hue, when it comes to pursuit of power and pelf, our politicians are at their wily best and very united too in their mission.
If only these characters demonstrate the same solidarity and zeal in nation building, things would have been much different. But alas, their penchant for self-preservation has always won over patriotism, their quest for wealth has always been at the nation’s expense and above all their instinct for survival has always prevailed over the nation’s.
They have always prospered even as the state disintegrated, and they are always in a position of strength, be it ‘secularism or communalism’ that is at play. But what about the 30 lakhs people who elected them? They are never in the reckoning.