Election tempo grips Churachandpur
Bodies demand clarification

Source: The Sangai Express / S Singlianmang Guite

Lamka, February 01: Term it the Dhandi march of CCpur, they will be more than glad to explain the proximity of their march to that of Gandhi�s in 1930 to break the salt law.

More than ten thousand supporters of V Langkhanpau Guite, a serious contender to the sitting MLA T Phungzathang today marched on the streets of Lamka town to show their solidarity and support as he reached for the Deputy Commissioner�s office to submit his nomination.

Langkhanpau a nominee of NPP today filed his nomination accompanied by large number of supporters, while his political comrades Hangkanpau and V Hangkhanlian prefered separate way solely on security reasons.

Later in the day after Langkhanpau filed his papers, NPP president V Hangkhanlian launched his official election office and campaign here in the presence of their clique.

Speaking on the occasion Hangkhanlian claimed that housing scheme awarded under Tribal Development consist of six bundles of GI sheet and not five as was disbursed by the present government.

A former headmaster in Rayburn High School and a debutant in the political ambiance of the district Langkhanpau is all set to give his arch rival and IFC Minister T Phungzathang a good run for his money.

Meanwhile, thirteen more contenders today filed their nomination papers here while a couple of them were advised to turn up tomorrow, as they have arrived shortly after 3 pm, the time officially set for closing all nominations for the day.

Those who had filed their nominations today include, Thangso Baite (INC) and Hangkhanpau (NPP) for 60-Singngat AC; T Manga Vaiphei (INC), Thangliansang Vaiphei (NCP), TT Haokip (LJP) and Ms Tinkhonei (RJD) for 57-Henglep AC; N Tuanzalian (CPI), V Hangkhanlian (NPP) and Pacuhindou (LJP) for 56-Thanlon AC; Jainson Hoikip ((MPP) and Lalthrialien (NCP) for 59-Saikot; Chantonlien Amo for Tipaimukh AC and V Langkhanpau Guite for 58-CCpur AC.