Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Manipur People’s Party (MPP) on Monday in their election manifestos promised good governance and protection of the territorial integrity of the state if voted to power in the forthcoming Assembly polls on January 28 next.
Our top priority is to form a popular and responsible government if our allies get the majority in the 60-member Manipur Assembly”,NCP general secretary and former Lok Sabha speaker P A Sangma said while releasing the party manifesto.
He said no single party would get absolute majority in the state to form the government and that was why NCP along with like-minded parties had formed People’s Democratic Front (PDF).
Ushering of communal harmony,eradication of corruption,working for peace and development besides trying its best to bring solution to insurgency problem through dialogue were main agendas of the party,Sangma said adding that they would create an atmosphere so that the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) was not necessary in the state.
Sangma said PDF,formed by parties including MPP,would soon announce their common programmes.
NCP Manipur unit president and former Manipur chief minister Radhabinod Koijam who was present said the party has put up 23 candidates in the coming elections.
Releasing the party’s manifesto at their party office,MPP president Nimaichand Luwang said MPP would work for territorial integrity of the state and communal harmony of different ethnic communities in the state.
The MPP,he said,was committed to prevent frequent disruption on the national highways adding that the party would initiate steps for bringing a political solution to the insurgency problem.
The controversial AFSPA should also be removed and party would create a conducive atmosphere so that it was no longer required in the state,he said.
The party would create more revenue districts for administrative convenience,if voted to power,he said.
The party along with its allies would also set up a legislative council so that representatives of tribals from interior areas were able to air out their grievances,he said.
The other partners of the PDF besides NCP and MPP are JD (U),RJD and CPI-M.