In order to fight against BJP in the Assembly elections, the Manipur Congress formed an alliance with 5 other parties.
Congress ties up with 5 other party for Manipur Assembly Elections:
A total of six “like-minded” parties launched the Manipur Progressive Secular Alliance at the state Congress head office on February 6.
Parties who formed the alliance:
Besides the Congress, the other parties in the alliance are CPI, CPM, RSP, JD (S) and Forward Bloc. An 18-point common agenda was also released.
AICC leader and the party’s senior observer for the assembly polls Jairam Ramesh said, “Today is a very auspicious day in India and in Manipur as well. We are launching the six-party Manipur Progressive Secular Alliance. We will work with determination, with dedication and with discipline to give a new government in the state.”
According to the terms of the alliance, the grand old party has not nominated its candidate from Khurai seat in Imphal East and instead will support the alliance’s common nominee R.K. Amusana of the CPI.
Agenda presented the alliance:
The common agenda of the alliance include securing the territorial integrity of Manipur and its historical boundaries, to protect the Preamble to the Constitution which guarantees India as a “Sovereign, Socialist Secular Democratic Republic and secures to all citizens justice, equality, liberty of thought, expression, belief, faith and worship”.
It will also preserve, protect and promote communal harmony and peace in the state, to bring a sustainable economic growth in the next five years to deliver economic justice ensuring livelihood income to every family, and to provide unemployment allowance to the youth.
Further, the agenda promised to promote entrepreneurs, scientists, innovators, artisans, weavers, craftsmen and all professionals to generate new ideas, products and services to unleash the economic potential of the state and to ensure the full implementation of Article 371 (C) of the Constitution.