The Northeastern state of Manipur, which will go to poll early next year, has become the center of focus for BJP. With the party looking to repeat its unprecedented success of Assam in the state, a political storm is set to hit it. BJP national president Amit Shah, currently in Manipur, on Wednesday said the Centre has started a slew of initiatives and schemes for North-East zone of the country. Launching a scathing attack on Congress, Shah alleged Rs. 5000 crore work completion certificate was not given to the people of the state and demanded an “explanation” from it. “Rs. 5000 crore work completion certificate was not given to the people in Manipur. Congress must explain where these funds have gone,” he said. During his address to a booth Karyakarta Sammelan (Booth level workers’ meet) in Imphal, Shah said, youth of Manipur has a lot of potential in sports.
Rejecting the reports about proposed alteration of the boundary of the state, he has assured the boundary of Manipur will not be altered by an inch.
Taking a dig at Congress, he said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream of ‘Congress-free India’ will be taken forward by the people of the country and the process has started from Assam.
Later in the day, he will attend the inauguration of party’s state executive meeting in a city hotel. Notably, BJP had made inroads in the civic polls to Imphal Municipal Council, winning 10 out of 27 seats, with the ruling Congress winning 12. In 2011, BJP could win only 1 seat, when the Congress won 13. BJP has set up strong organisational base in Manipur and a platform of non-Congress parties called the North East Democratic Alliance (Neda)