CPI manifesto stresses on truce with UG groups
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, January 20: The election manifesto of CPI which is a coalition partner of the SPF Government was released today at Irabot Bhavan by CPI Legislature wing leader Ph Parijat.

In conjunction with the release of the election manifesto, the political outfit stated it would exert pressure on the Government to declare unilateral cease-fire.

Speaking on the occasion, Agriculture Minister Ph Parijat said in case CPI is a partner of the next Government, it would urge the Government to declare unilateral cease-fire as a major step towards resolving the insurgency problem in the State through political means.

Saying that there was no such thing as only Congress and CPI should form the next Govt, Parijat said all other like minded and democratic political parties may join the SPF coalition.

Recalling that the SPF Ministry was constituted in 2002 by 4/5 political parties, Parijat stressed CPI would campaign to form the next Govt in collaboration with other democratic parties.

Claiming that the SPF Govt was able to last its full tenure because of unflinching support given by five CPI MLAs, he disclosed that there was an understanding between the Congress and CPI for a post poll alliance even though the two had agreed to contest the ensuing elections in a friendly manner.

Even though the stable SPF Government could not fulfil all the wishes of the people, some remarkable works were executed under the initiative of the SPF Ministry, noted the CPI manifesto released today.

The manifesto listed shifting of Assam Rifles from Kangla, partial repeal of AFSPA, Assembly resolution to safeguard the integrity of Manipur, construction of BT flyover, construction of Capitol Project etc as the achievements of the SPF Government.

Abolition of corruption , installation of a transparent Government, putting serious efforts to resolve the issue of insurgency through political dialogue, repeal of AFSPA from all over the State, protection of territorial integrity and promotion of unity, formulation of a compatible land law and review of Tipaimukh Project by constituting a committee of experts were some of the points promised by CPI through its election manifesto in case the party is elected to power again.