BJP advises Congress to stop daydreaming
IMPHAL, 3rd Nov: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Manipur Pradesh spokesperson Ch Bijoy has advised the Congress party to stop daydreaming about toppling the present government and instead focus on how to save itself, saying the BJP government will continue to last for a long time.
Reacting to statements of former deputy chief minister Gaikhangam at a media briefing at BJP’s office at Canchipur here Saturday, Bijoy recalled that during the time of forming the government, the party’s rivals had predicted that BJP would not last for more that 100 days, 6 months and 2 years. However, BJP has emerged as the party that works closely with its people, he added.
Advising its rivals, especially the Congress party to stop daydreaming about pulling down the government, he maintained that all issues such as MU row, border pillar crisis, etc. that were blown out of proportion by the Congress are almost resolved. PM Modi had also assured that the Framework Agreement would not affect the state during the public rally held at Patsoi, he added.
Contending that Congress party will cease to exist after the 2019 Lok Sabha election, Bijoy suggested that Congress should just accept its fate and surrender itself while there is still time to do so. Furthermore, major “achievements” of the Congress worth remembering are the missing arms case and MDS scam. In addition, Congress thinks its major achievement is preventing the entry of NSCN-IM leader Muivah to Manipur. It is confusing how they could let go of an opportunity to “catch” a man who has been declared as ‘wanted’, he questioned.
For now, BJP has not decided on the candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, as its main priority right now is good governance. Nonetheless, the party has initiated work at mandal and booth level, he stated. Urging the Congress party to take on a constructive role instead of indulging in dirty politics, Bijoy further suggested Congress to lay more emphasis on value based politics.
Refuting the claims made by former Speaker of Manipur Legislative Assembly Th Lokeshwar that no past CM had caused divisions between the hill and valley, Bijoy said that the main culprit for causing the division is Congress party, and cited the “hurdles” faced by the former Chief Minister while visiting Ukhrul district.