Imphal: The ruling Congress has pledged
to improve the law and order situation in Manipur and withdraw the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) if
voted to power in the assembly election.
Releasing the party`s manifesto at Congress Bhavan
here today, Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC)
president Gaikhangam in the presence of Chief Minister O Ibobi
Singh said the party will improve the law and order situation
and withdraw AFSPA which has been a long standing demand of
the people of the state.
"Congress party stands for unity, peace, stability and progress and will take up development programmes," Gaikhangam said.
Speaking on the occasion chief minister Singh asserted that his party candidates who received threats from militant
groups will not be cowed down and fight the poll on the
development plank and the various achievements of the
government in the last decade.
"We will strengthen Lokayukta and take strong measures
to guard the territorial integrity of the state," chief
On the steps taken by his government to improve road
communication, Singh said, "We can say with great pride that
the roads even in the interior areas of the state have been
Admitting that road communication can be improved
further particularly in the hill districts of the state, the
chief minister said his government has already taken steps to
improve National Highway-39 and National Highway-53 which are
the lifelines of the state.