LJP banks on dialogue plank
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, February 07: Initiation of political dialogue with militant groups, efforts to repeal AFSPA 1958 from Manipur and preservation of the territorial integrity of the State would be the foremost priorities of Lok Janshakti Party in case it becomes a party in the next State Govt, announced the party president and Union Minister of Steel, Fertilizer and Chemicals, Ram Vilas Paswan today.

Addressing the media at Hotel Nirmala today, Paswan who is also the convenor of UPA, said that Lok Janshakti Party would put its best efforts to solve the problem of militancy in the State which is plagued with underdevelopment and an insecure environment through unconditional political dialogue.

Conveying solidarity to the campaign of Irom Sharmila, he assured that the issue of AFSPA would be put up at the UPA meeting and LJP would urge to repeal the Act from Manipur.

Reiterating that LJP would stand firm in its conviction to preserve the territorial integrity of Manipur, Paswan assured that his party would take up various schemes and projects to address the economic woes of the State and to mitigate the problem of unemployment.

LJP would ensure a corruption free State Government provided the party is becomes a part of the next Government, he added.

Rehabilitation of victims of ethnic conflicts, prohibition on providing land to multi-national corporations, promotion of bamboo based industries which is also known as green grass, promotion of local self governments in tribal areas and empowerment of Municipality and Panchayats were some other welfare policies of LJP highlighted by Ram Vilas Paswan.

To a query concerning the controversial Tipaimukh Project, Paswan said that his party has not adopted any political stance on the issue.