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Imphal: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Manipur has assured that they will focus on unemployment and earmark Rs 100 crore to address the concern if the party comes back to power after the assembly election.

In an exclusive with EastMojo, minister Th Biswajit said after Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power, the BJP has been ensuring and giving lots of opportunity to youngsters.

“Startup Standup initiative is one of the examples for employment generation and creation of more entrepreneurs. Unemployment is an issue not just in Manipur but in many other states but we have created more entrepreneurs to minimise and eradicate the unemployment problem. That is why we earmarked Rs 30 crore for the initiative,” minister Biswajit told EastMojo after his flag hoisting ceremony at Thongju assembly constituency in Imphal East.

This time, we will earmark Rs 100 crore, so that we can create more entrepreneurs and minimise the unemployment problem in the state, he said.

Biswajit further stated that the alternative name of the BJP is development and the party is trying to touch the people’s heart while ensuring that it reaches out to each and everyone in the state.

While highlighting the developmental feat of the BJP government in Manipur in the last five years, Singh said that bandhs and blockades have been controlled and many commitments made before the formation of the first BJP government in the state was accomplished, and people’s confidence in the party has also increased.

“Inclusiveness is very important for our party. And we will protect the integrity of the state and preserve the indigenous peoples’ rights as well as the rich heritage and culture,” Biswajit said.

He further stated that the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) was not created by the BJP and thus cannot be an election issue.

Biswajit, who is running for the fourth term as an MLA, is confident about his comeback with the highest number of voters benchmark in the state election.

“People are the strength, not the money. And people are with me and I am in awe of the number of supporters who attended my flag hoisting ceremony today. I will get the highest vote percentage in the state,” said minister Biswajit.

BJP spokesperson and in-charge of Manipur Sambit Patra, Union minister Pratima Bhoumik, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, Nagaland Home Minister Y Patton, Nagaland minister Temjen Imna Along, party leaders, workers and supporters attended the flag hoisting ceremony.  

The two-phase elections to the 60-seat Manipur assembly is all set to be held on February 28 and March 5. The counting of votes would take place on March 10.

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