Imphal: The Trinamool Congress will contest
in 48 of the 60 constituencies in the January 28 Manipur
The party`s spokesman, Sourav Chakravarty, told PTI here
that the party expected to strengthen its presence in the
state by promising to withdraw the controversial Armed Forces
Special Powers Act (AFSPA).
"This has been a long standing demand of the people," he
He said Mamata Banerjee in her public meeting in Imphal
East district on January 25, would highlight the demand to
withdraw the act.
He alleged that the Congress government had over the
years neglected the people resulting in hardship with rising
prices of essential items.
"But we have promised to provide a people-friendly
government," he said.
"Our party is also aiming to end the insurgency problem
by providing more employment opportunities to the youth,"
He said frequent economic blockades had crippled the
economy of the state and "we should ensure that the people are
not deprived of their rights", he said.