Congress awaiting green signal from party leaders to announce candidates


IMPHAL, October 24: The Congress is likely to field Bijoy Koijam and Waikhom Jyotin for the Thongju and Thangmeiband Assembly Constituencies bye-election respectively as no one other than the two applied for party tickets on the last day for submission of applications seeking party ticket for the bye election today.

On the other hand, the BJP is yet to ascertain the candidate for Thongju Constituency, although the party had announced to field Khumukcham Joykishan for the Thangmeiband seat.

A source confirmed that the ticket committee meeting of the Congress was held today at the Congress Bhawan around 4pm.

Although, none other applied for party tickets, the Congress State leaders are waiting for the green signal from the Central party leaders to make the announcement to field Bijoy Koijam and Waikhom Jyotin, informed the source.

Meanwhile, it is also learnt that the BJP Manipur president Th Chaoba is in Delhi to apprise the party`™s central leaders of the State leaders`™ recommendation for candidate of the Thongju bye election, informed a source.

While, only Joykishan applied for party ticket in Thangmeiband constituency, the party received two applications from Sapam Dhananjoy and Th Bishwajit for party seat to fight for the Thongju seat.

It is also learnt that Chaoba was unable to meet the BJP national president Amit Shah due to his busy schedule regarding the Bihar Assembly election.

It is said that since the BJP national president is not in the national capital, the parliamentary board meeting of the party during which the party ticket for the bye elections in Manipur will be decided has been postponed to October 27, and as such the announcement is likely to be announced after October 27.


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