NCP releases poll manifesto
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, January 15: The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has released its election manifesto for the upcoming election to the 9th Manipur State Legislative Assembly outlining the welfare programmes for the people which the party take up if it is elected to power along with bringing out a booklet describing the contributions of its State unit president Radhabinod Koijam in State politics.

The election manifesto was released by Radhabinod Koijam while the booklet titled, 'Manipurgi Rajnitida Radhabinod Koijamgi Thoudang' was released by the chairman of Election Campaign Committee Laisom Lalit during a simple function held at the party office at Thangmeiband today.

Repeal of Armed Forces Special Powers Act, reaping the full benefits of the Look East Policy, revival of Inner Line Permit system, to take up necessary measures so that people are not affected by the proposed Tipaimukh dam project if at all it is to be constructed along ensuring that cent percent of the power to be generated is given to the State, resolving the issue of insurgency through political dialogue, to upgrade Sadar Hills and Jiribam Sub-division to full-fledged revenue districts, etc are among some of the important points that the party has promised to take up if it is elected to power.

Speaking at the occasion, Radhabinod said NCP firmly believes that there can be peace in Manipur only when it is able to move forward in the path of development.

Maintaining that strengthening human resource development will have a positive impact on development, Koijam noted that there are many educated youths in the State who have strayed from the right path due to lack of employment avenues and means of earning livelihood.

This is also one of the main factors for the rise of insurgency problem, he said and added that in order to bail out Manipur from such a situation, NCP would give special thrust on providing suitable jobs to all the youth in accordance to their educational qualification.

Emphasising on the need for maintaining communal harmony among the hill and the valley people, Radhabinod said only this can save Manipur.

Integrity cannot be brought about by floating separate political parties for the hills and the valley people and raising issues unnecessarily, he added.