Ruling Congress in Manipur divided over MPCC chief
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Last Updated: Tuesday, September 07, 2010, 22:24
  
Imphal: The Congress in Manipur was divided over the issue of electing a 'consensus' president of the Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) on September 17, party sources said today.

Some senior party leaders including ministers want the present incumbent Gaikhangam to continue as president but some young ministers, pradesh congress committee members and district presidents of the party favour the chairman of the Manipur Pollution Control board E Dwijamani, the sources said.

They said efforts were within the party to avoid election but it was not making any headway so far because young members of the party was sticking to their demand.

"We would like to elect a new popular president by holding elections to uphold democracy and strengthen the party," some young district Congress presidents and PCC members said.

Gaikhangam, who has been MPCC president for over five years, is now in Delhi meeting central leaders to discuss party affairs and forthcoming party elections in the state, sources said.

PTI


First Published: Tuesday, September 07, 2010, 22:24


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