NEW DELHI: The BJP on Saturday released 27 names of candidates for the poll-bound Manipur. The list was approved by the Central Election Committee of the BJP.
The BJP has by now released names of all 60 candidates for the North-eastern state. With Manipur facing road blockade for more than three months, the BJP on Saturday trained guns on the chief minister Ibobi Singh.
Union Minister for Human Resources Development and the BJP in-charge for Manipur Prakash Javdekar suggested that the state chief minister was not doing enough for the lifting of the economic blockade forced by the insurgent groups.
“The Centre is making all efforts to lift the blockade. Will the chief minister Ibobi Singh rise to the occasion and help end the blockade Will he stop politicking,” asked Javdekar in a series of tweets on Saturday.
Javdekar charged that the Centre has provided for enough security forces for Manipur. He alleged that the chief minister is not giving requisite permission for the deployment of the security forces. Stating that the Centre is holding tripartite talks, Javdekar stated that the NDA government is airlifting essential commodities for the people in Manipur.