IMPHAL, Dec 2 - Manipur People�s Party (MPP) has announced its decision to field its candidates in the two parliamentary seats in the upcoming Lok Sabha election expected in early 2019.
MPP President Oinam Jugindro Singh, accompanied by vice president Ibomcha and general secretary (administration) made the announcement at a press conference at their party office here on Saturday. The decision was taken at the meeting of the party�s central committee, Jugindro said.
The party had formed the government in 1972, 1974 and 1990, in Manipur and ruled the State for more than 35 months.
In 2007 State Assembly elections, five MLAs were elected on MPP tickets. Since then, the party could not win a single seat in the 60 member Manipur Assembly.
As a result, the party�s symbol has been frozen and the party de-recognised by the Election Commission of India.