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Removal of AFSPA in CPI election manifesto

By Sobhapati Samom

IMPHAL,March 30 � After the Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) and the Naga People�s Front (NPF) released their respective election manifesto separately, Communist Party of India(CPI) also release its election manifesto today at a function at the CPI office at Irawat Bhavan.

Left and secular alliance candidate Dr Moirangthem Nara and chairman of the CPI election committee N Mangi Singh, besides the leaders of the constituent parties of the secular alliance also attended the function.

Stating that we cannot work without the principal politics, Dr M Nara, speaking on the occasion said, �We will fight against all odds to join the alternative government after the election.� CPI election committee chairman N Mangi also spoke on the occasion.

The manifesto listed several points as the party's policy agenda. The main points include protection of the State�s territorial integrity, completion of the controversial Manipur sector of the Indo-Myanmar border,removal of the armed forces special powers act,revival of the Manipur Human Rights Commission, amendment of article 3 of the Indian Constitution, dialogue with the armed groups, railway line and trans-Asia highway to Imphal, deployment of highway protection force along the two national highways passing through the state etc

The manifesto also emphasised on development of employment-oriented industries, development of social and physical infrastructure such as schools, hospitals, roads, education, housing, welfare programmes for workers, extending education facility to all citizens, improvising agricultural methods and establishment of food security.

It may be worth mentioning here that the for the first time in the history of Lok Sabha polls in Manipur, BJP state unit has released a 29-point separate election manifesto for the Outer Manipur parliamentary constituency recently.

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