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Manipur polls: TMC to raise the issue of economic blockade in Parliament, says Roy

Imphal: The Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Saturday said it would raise the issue of an ongoing economic blockade in Manipur in the Parliament and already urged the Election Commission to take action to lift the blockade.

"We would raise the issue of economic blockade in Parliament. We are against any kind of blockade or shutdown. Recently I had met Election Commission and told them that they were required to act in order to lift the blockade as the model code of conduct is in force in the state," Mukul Roy told PTI.

Roy, who is presently in Imphal to campaign for TMC candidates contesting in Manipur elections, said that TMC would play a decisive role after the polls as"no party will be able to get majority on its own."

"We are in a position to win at least seven to eight seats. We won seven seats in 2012 Manipur Elections. And in the post poll scenario we'll play a decisive factor as no party will be able to get majority on its own," Roy said.

The TMC is fighting for 24 seats this time. Last time with seven seats, TMC was the main opposition party in the state.

Later, however, all the seven MLAs switched their loyalty to eiher Congress or BJP.

TMC leader in Manipur Samrat Tapadar accused both the BJP and the Congress of playing politics on the issue of blockade and said"both the parties are only interested in votes by exploiting the sufferings of the common people."

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