CM N Biren Singh addressing the public meeting for Abdul Nasir of Lilong AC Credit: EastMojo image

Imphal: Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh on Tuesday addressed a public rally for independent candidate Alhaj Mohd Abdul Nasir of Lilong assembly constituency in Thoubal District.

Thousands of Nasir supporters gathered at the public meeting in arguably one of the largest gatherings of the upcoming by-poll amid the pandemic. Interestingly, not a single woman supporter from the constituency attended the gathering.

Abdul Nasir is among six Congress MLAs who quit the Opposition party. However, unlike the other five, who joined the BJP, the former MLA from Lilong AC did not join any party.

It may be worth mentioning that BJP has not fielded a candidate but is supporting independent candidate Abdul Nasir in Lilong assembly constituency.

While appreciating the former Congressmen, CM Biren Singh said that those MLAs who quit the Opposition party witnessed the transformation done by the BJP ruling government in the state in a year.

“Those MLAs, including Nasir, who resigned from the Congress party, knows our BJP party’s service towards the people in the state. Because of this, they joined the ruling government party to safeguard the people’s-friendly governance,” said Singh.

Supporters of Alhaj Mohd Abdul Nasir of Lilong AC gathered at public meeting on Tuesday

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Thousands of supporters of Nasir attended the rally

Highlighting the importance of good governance, Singh stated that to protect and maintain the welfare of the people in the state, one requires wisdom. And we must avoid those lawmakers or people who make only empty promises to public, he added.

A total of 32,398 voters (15,877 male, 16,518 female and 3 third gender) will go to vote on November 7 at Lilong AC and other three more constituencies in Manipur.

The rally was attended by various MLAs namely Rameshwor of Keirao AC, RK Imo Singh of Sagolband AC, advisor to CM (health) Dr Ranjan among others.

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