Imphal: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and
Manipur People`s Party (MPP) today in their election
manifestos promised good governance and protection of the
territorial integrity of the state if voted to power in the
forthcoming assembly polls on January 28 next.
"Our top priority is to form a popular and responsible
government if our allies get the majority in the 60-member
Manipur assembly", NCP general secretary and former Lok Sabha
speaker P A Sangma said while releasing the party manifesto.
He said no single party would get absolute majority in the
state to form the government and that was why NCP along with
like-minded parties had formed People`s Democratic Front
Ushering of communal harmony, eradication of corruption,
working for peace and development besides trying its best to
bring solution to insurgency problem through dialogue were
main agendas of the party, Sangma said adding that they would
create an atmosphere so that the controversial Armed Forces
Special Powers Act (AFSPA) were not necessary in the state.
Sangma said PDF, formed by parties including MPP, would
soon announce their common programmes.
NCP Manipur unit president and former Manipur Chief
Minister Radhabinod Koijam who was present said the party has
put up 23 candidates in the coming elections.
Releasing the party`s manifesto at their party office, MPP
president Nimaichand Luwang said MPP would work for
territorial integrity of the state and communal harmony of
different ethnic communities in the state.
The MPP, he said, was committed to prevent frequent
disruption on the national highways adding that the party
would initiate steps for bringing a political solution to the
The controversial AFSPA should also be removed and party
would create a conducive atmosphere so that it was no longer
required in the state, he said.
The party would create more revenue districts for
administrative convenience, if voted to power, he said.
The party along with its allies would also set up a
legislative council so that representatives of tribals from
interior areas were able air out their grievances, he said.
The other partners of the PDF besides NCP and MPP are JD
(U), RJD and CPI-M.