Assam's health minister and North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) convenor Himanta Biswa Sarma arrived in Manipur on Tuesday Credit: EastMojo image

Imphal: Health and education minister of Assam and North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) convenor Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday said that the people in India do not want to live with any disputes which hinder the prosperity of the country.

Speaking to media persons on his arrival at Imphal airport in Manipur, Sarma said that we want to see that all disputes, including the ongoing Naga political talks with the Center, resolve in our lifetime. Every human being will aspire for that, he added.

Tuesday is the last day of election campaign as per the Election Commission of India (ECI) guidelines. Sarma, who is on a two-day visit in the state, will address the public rallies for their BJP party candidates and also meet the party leaders.

Sarma claimed that based on the interaction with its party leaders in Manipur, he was convinced the BJP will win in all the five constituencies with a comfortable margin.

Clarifying the ruling BJP party contesting against its ruling partner National People’s Party (NPP) at Wangoi AC, Sarma maintained that “Even in Assam, we contested against our ally parties. So, those are normal with complex scenario.”

Manipur state BJP president Dr Tikendrajit Singh welcoming the NEDA convenor Himanta Biswa Sarma in Manipur

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Welcoming the minister in Manipur, chief minister N Biren Singh took to his Twitter handle, “Welcome to Imphal Shri. @himantabiswa Ji, Cabinet Minister, Assam and Senior BJP leader. Himanta Da and I will be campaigning for the upcoming by-election in four assembly constituencies of Manipur today.

Vote for BJP! Vote for Development, CM Biren Singh added.

Four Assembly constituencies: Wangoi, Lilong, Wangjing Tentha and Saitu are voting on November 7. However, BJP candidate Ginsuanhau Zou has been elected as unopposed in Singhat Assembly constituency by-poll after his opponent, Chinlunthang, an independent candidate, withdrew his nomination.

A total of eight candidates, two Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), three National Congress (INC), one National People’s Party (NPP) and two independent candidates are fraying for the four seats at the upcoming by-poll in the state.

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