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Youth body asks people to reject Cong, CPI candidates

MFYF alleged many innocent people were killed or subjected to atrocities at the hands of central forces under the present regime of Congress and CPI.
PTI | By Press Trust of India, Imphal
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2004 01:37 PM IST

A youth organisation on Friday appealed to the electorate in Manipur to reject the candidates of Congress and CPI in the Lok Sabha polls terming them as 'enemies' of the people.

In a statement here, Manipur Forward Youth Front (MFYF) president Sapamcha Kangleipal alleged that a number of innocent people were killed or subjected to atrocities at the hands of the central forces under the present regime of Congress and CPI in the state in recent months.

The Congress-led Secular Progressive Front (SPF) ministry had never attempted to prevent the killings of innocent youths in alleged fake encounters by central forces in recent times, he said asked how voters could elect these candidates in such circumstances.

Kangleipal said the SPF government had never tried to withdraw the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, now in force, which he claimed were being 'misused' in the name of searching insurgents.

He said supporting these candidates would mean encouraging atrocities in the state.

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