Referring the the BJP's roadshow in Imphal, the deputy chief minister said, "Once elections are over, these parties shall not be seen or heard again."

Manipur Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam Gangmei has warned the people “to be on guard against the insidious manipulations” by the BJP.

Speaking to party workers at Noney in Tamgenglong district on Saturday, Mr. Gangmei said that during the time of a “confirmed bachelor” Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Manipur burned on June 18, 2001. Eighteen lives were lost and many were handicapped for life. He said that with the emergence of another “confirmed bachelor” Narendra Modi, Manipur may burn again.

Referring to the considerable turn out to the public meeting addressed by BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, he obliquely stated that people are not curious to watch common animals. But people throng to watch deer and other exotic animals, which wander to the villages from mountains and forests.

He rubbished speculations that the Congress leaders were alarmed by the growing popularity of the BJP. A party like the Congress, which has been with the people for so many years, is not unduly worried by the road shows, he said.

“Once elections are over, these parties shall not be seen or heard again,” Mr. Gangmei said adding, these parties had been rejected by the people in the successive elections and they are merely trying frantically to stage a feeble come back.

Claiming that all these years the Congress ministry in Manipur has been doing many things for the welfare of the people, he said that it is the people who shall decide the fate of the political parties.

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