RJD joined MPP pre-poll alliance.

RJDImphal: RJD pull out its support to the ruling Congress-led government and joined the NCP-Manipur People’s Party (MPP) pre-poll association hardly three days after JD (U) joined the alliance, which intended to defeat the Congress in the ensuing tenth Manipur assembly polls tabbed for Jan 28 next year.

RJD, which has three seats in the 60 member assembly, is looking forward to field its candidates from 45 constituencies in the hills and valley districts in resulting election.

Manipur unit RJD president-in-charge, K Kumarjit said that “The joining of RJD to the opposition alliance has already been confirmed by the MPP president, Nimaichand Luwang.”

A maiden meeting of the state synchronization committee unit to monitor the polls was also held on Wednesday. In the meeting, various state government departments were asked to assume definite responsibilities during the election.

The meeting, chaired by Manipur chief secretary D S Poonia, was held at the state secretariat composite here. It was determined that the militants groups with whom the government has been holding all forms of peace deals comprising the fragmentary Suspension of Operation (SOO) will be asked not to hamper with the poll process, an official source said.

About 20 Kuki militant groups operating in Manipur are parties to the fragmentary SOO, a tripartite agreement between the state, the Central and these groups.

The Assam Rifles and army officials will also be asked to confine all cadres of such groups to their relevant designated camps set up in the hill districts, the source added.

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