Imphal: Actress-turned BJP MP Hema Malini
on Thursday asked the people of Manipur to vote the "corrupt"
Congress government out of power as it has "failed miserably"
in providing basic amenities.
Addressing an election meeting at Thangmeiband Assembly
constituency near here, the party`s star campaigner alleged
that the Congress government of Okram Ibobi Singh has "ruined
"Manipur is called the Jewel of India but the corrupt
Congress governments down the years have destroyed the state.
The economy has been ruined and people are leading a life
which is totally backward," she said.
The state is endowed with rich natural resources and
there is huge tourism potential but the Congress government
has failed to capitalise on these.
"Please vote for a change and elect our candidate (Meinam
Bhorot Singh)," she told a huge gathering at the Nagamapal
area at Imphal (West).
She also lashed out at the UPA government at the Centre
saying nothing has been done to ameliorate the sufferings and
immense hardships of the people of the state.