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Business News/ Politics / Lok Sabha polls 2024: Manipur CM Biren Singh appeals to vote for BJP, ‘to keep territorial integrity intact…'
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Lok Sabha polls 2024: Manipur CM Biren Singh appeals to vote for BJP, ‘to keep territorial integrity intact…'

Manipur CM emphasizes voting for BJP to safeguard state's integrity and criticises attempts to alter demography.

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Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh has appealed to the people of Manipur to vote for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to keep the state's “territorial integrity intact", saying an attempt was being made to destroy the state by “imbalancing its demography by infusing people from the outside". 

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"Whatever Union Home Minister Amit Shah said the day before yesterday--to keep Manipur's territorial integrity intact. He used very meaningful words. An attempt was made to destroy Manipur by imbalancing its demography by infusing people from the outside. The Prime Minister removed the FMR (Free Movement Regime) and took the decision on fencing. That is the point that the Manipur people want to hear from the central leaders," news agency ANI quoted him as saying.

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The Manipur CM furhter added, "I think what is to be done by the Central Government…has started, and to complete the ongoing process, people need to vote for the BJP candidate. I am requesting that people should vote for the BJP." 

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Earlier on Monday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, while addressing a rally in state capital Imphal, said that PM Modi's priority is to maintain peace in the state in the coming days, while asserting that “no matter how much one tries" the government will not allow Manipur to be divided.

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The union home minister also flayed the Congress for its divisive politics, accusing it of not only dividing the country, but also attempting to split it into North India and South India.

The 2024 general elections will be held in India in seven phases, from April 19 to June 1, to elect the 543 members of the 18th Lok Sabha. The results will be announced on June 4. Voting in Manipur will be held on  April 19 and April 26 for the Inner Manipur and Outer Manipur seats. 

(With inputs from ANI)

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Published: 18 Apr 2024, 10:03 AM IST
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