The assembly elections to be held on January 28 will be a turning point for Manipur, BJP national spokesperson Prakash Javadekar has said.
Javadekar was here on Saturday to announce his party's move to join the pre-poll alliance of the opposition Manipur People’s Party (MPP), the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), the Janata Dal (United) and the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD).
“There’s a broad understanding among the non-Congress parties,” Javadekar said in presence of MPP president Dr Nimaichand Luwang, BJP state unit president S Shantikumar and BJP northeast in-charge Chandrasekhar Rao.
“Our aim is to defeat the Congress government and bring peace, development, integrity and good governance to the state. The poll should not be rigged,” he added.
The MPP had a pre-poll alliance with the NCP, JD(U), RJD and the CPI(M).
In the last assembly polls, the Congress won 30 seats, MPP 5, CPI 4, NCP 4, RJD 3, the National People’s Party 3 and Trinamool Congress one seat. Ten seats were won by Independents.