TMC to contest 48 seats,says will withdraw AFSPA

The Trinamool Congress will contest in 48 of the 60 constituencies in the January 28 Manipur Assembly election

Written by Press Trust Of India | Imphal | Published: January 23, 2012 3:00:30 am

The Trinamool Congress will contest in 48 of the 60 constituencies in the January 28 Manipur Assembly election.

TMC spokesman Sourav Chakravarty said the party expected to strengthen its presence in the state by promising to withdraw the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA). “This has been a long standing demand of the people,” he said.

He said Mamata Banerjee in her public meeting in Imphal East district on January 25 would highlight the demand to withdraw the Act.

He alleged that the Congress government had neglected the people resulting in hardship with rising prices of essential items. “But we have promised to provide a people-friendly government,” he said.

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