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Imphal, 24 February 2017 ( Evening News ) : Political parties have intensified their campaign in different constituencies for the two-phased Assembly elections in the state. Manipur goes to polls on the fourth and eighth of next month. Political heavyweights have been campaigning for their candidates and the state has been witnessing participation of several leaders of the BJP in election rallies in the last few weeks. Senior BJP leaders including Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu and North-East Democratic Alliance Convenor Hemanta Biswa Sarma, LJP leader Chirag Paswan. Prime…
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Imphal, 21 February 2017 ( Evening News ) : Tension erupted in Langthabal constituency last night after the escorts and workers of BJP candidate Okram Joy allegedly frisked and stopped the supporters of MLA Karam Shyam from going to his house. The incident happened in Chajing Awang Leikai, Yumnam mamang around 9pm. Sources said security personnel of MLA Shyam fired several rounds in the blank to control the situation. Talking to media at his residence at Chajing Mairengkhong Karam Shyam alleged that the situation arose after the security personnel and workers of O. Joy stopped the people who were coming…
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Imphal, 16 February 2017 ( Evening News ) : Scrutiny of the nominations for the first phase of the 11th Manipur Legislative assembly elections is going on in various districts. Candidates were seen coming to the offices of the returning officers with their supporters. In Imphal east scrutiny began at 10am and candidates of 22 constituencies were present during the scrutiny. Several roads in the district witnessed traffic jam as candidates of different political parties and their supporters came to the office of the DC Imphal east at Porompat. Traffic movement was restricted for the public at Porompat traffic island.…
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Imphal, 11 February 2017 : BJP Manipur Pradesh in-charge Prahlad Singh Patel asserted that the party focusses on the development of the North East states as the party is determined to bring development in NE region. He said Union Minister Nitin Gadkari’s announcement of rupees two thousand two hundred crore package for construction and maintenance of roads and bridges in his recent visit to Manipur is the right example of the centre's determination to develop NE states. Pralad Singh Patel was speaking at the flag hoisting of BJP candidate in Heingang constituency Nongthongbam Biren at his residence at  Luwangshangbam Mamang…
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Imphal, 04 February 2017 ( Evening News ) : The BJP central election committee today announced the second list of candidates for the ensuing assembly elections in Manipur. The party is yet to announce the candidates for Lamshang and Bishnupur. Like the Congress party the BJP has also fielded two women candidates in reserved constituencies. Nemcha Kipgen who left the Congress party and joined the BJP will contest in Kangpokpi and SS Olis will contest in Chandel. W. Jyotin who left the Congress recently will contest against Congress's Kh. Joykisan in Thangmeiband. Dr N. Dwijamani will contest against Congress veteran…
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Imphal, 02 February 2017 : Former minister and Thongju MLA Bijoy Koijam has asked the Congress and BJP to stop war of words and instead focus on resolving the UNC's economic blockade. Senior President of Manipur National Democratic Front (MNDF), Bijoy Koijam today termed the failure of the state govt and the Central govt to end the indefinite economic blockade on the national highways as unfortunate. Speaking to media at MNDF Office, at Babupara, Bijoy Koijam maintained that the govt should not allow a handful of persons to hold the lives of several lakhs of people to ransom. He urged…
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