IMPHAL, May 26 - Communist Party of India(CPI) leader Dr M Nara Singh on Saturday called for a public campaign for a change in the electoral system in the country.
�We require a much more stronger public campaign in favour of the propotional electoral system used in 85 countries,� Dr Singh said. He also demanded the tabling of the Indrajit Gupta Committee report on electoral reforms in the country.
Dr Nara Singh who lost in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections from Inner Manipur Lok Sabha seat was speaking to the media at the CPI office here Saturday.
He garnered 1,33,093 votes (he got 1,92,428 votes and bagged 2nd position in 2014 polls) and was placed in third position after Congress candidate O Nabakishore (2,44,972 votes). Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) candidate Dr RK Ranjan won the seat by securing 2,61,802 votes.
Reacting to the results of the Lok Sabha elections, he said the public have to judge the verdict.
The CPI leader informed that the party�s national executive meeting will be held on May 27 and 28 to review the party�s performance in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections.
Commenting on the results of the Lok Sabha elections in the State, CPI secretary L Sotinkumar said that getting more than 1.33 lakh votes in favour of the party in the State is a �moral victory� for the party.
Terming the return of BJP to power as �unfortunate,� he said that CPI will continue to take forward the public issues though the party candidate could not make it this time.