“Ukhrul district is prominently figured in the political history of Manipur because of its immense contributions,” stated BJP State President Prof Tikendra Singh.
Singh said this while attending the inauguration of a new party office as chief guest at Hamleikhong here in Ukhrul town on Tuesday.
“Manipur owes much of its political growth to the immense contributions Ukhrul district has made. The district has given the state its longest serving and the first tribal chief ministers in the persons of late Rishang Keishing and late Yangmaso Shaiza, who hailed from far-off Phungyar area and Ukhrul constituency respectively,” he recounted.
He also recalled that late Dannyboy Shaiza who also hailed from the district, was the first tribal BJP MLA in the state.
He then added: “We still hold close to our hearts what the capable and dynamic political leaders of the district has done for the growth of the state politics and we cannot afford to forget the district and its contributions.”
Deviating his speech to the upcoming Autonomous District Council (ADC) and the State Assembly elections, the BJP chief said that the party is witnessing a growing number of intending candidates who are seeking our party tickets for the forthcoming ADC elections and also for the 2021 State Assembly elections from the district. “It’s a good sign of the growing popularity of our party in Ukhrul,” he remarked.
Sweeping aside lingering internal differences in Ukhrul BJP unit, he called upon the party men to shed their petty disagreements and come forward in unison to help the party secure maximum seats in the forthcoming elections in the district.
“It’s our wish to grab all the three seats of Ukhrul, Chingai and Phungyar assembly constituencies in the 2021 State Assembly elections and we are confident about it,” he exuded.
Attending the event as guest of honour, MP (Rajya Sabha) Maharaja Leisemba Sanajaoba also spoke along the lines of making the party a key player and securing maximum seats from the district in the forthcoming elections.
The inauguration function was attended by former Deputy Speaker, Manipur Legislative Assembly MK Preshaw Shimray, ADC intending candidates and a host of saffron party state leaders and functionaries from different BJP mandal units of Ukhrul district.