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Brinda reaches out to youth, women at her first election meeting

Th Brinda speaking at the meeting

The first public meeting for the former police officer was held on Sunday at Wangkhei Meihoubam Lampak, Imphal East, after she entered into electoral politics. 

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After Manipur police has foiled an attempt by supporters of Thounaojam Brinda, aspiring to represent Yaiskul assembly constituency in the upcoming state general election, to take out a bike rally last month, the first public meeting for the former police officer was held on Sunday at Wangkhei Meihoubam Lampak, Imphal East. It was organised by the election committee of Brinda.

Significantly, the meeting bore no semblance of an election campaign that the people have become accustomed to these days. With no (political) flags in the premise of the venue, the speeches were also a departure from the usual political mudslinging. 

The speakers mainly consisted of social activists, CSO leaders, youths, amongst others, from different communities of the state. 

In her speech, Brinda delved on the various issues including corruption, unemployment of youths, and the menace of drugs. 

Elaborating on the menace of drugs and its overall impacts on different aspects of the society, Brinda warned that if the issue is not dealt with holistically, there will be no Manipur left for the future generations of indigenous people of the state. 

“After the Seven year devastation Manipur witnessed, people of the state came back and rebuilt the society. But this time there won’t be a Manipur to come back to, if the menace of drugs is not addressed,” she maintained. 

Stating that more than half of the population of the state are youths, Brinda stressed on the importance of youths in deciding the fate of the state. Only when the youths unite and stand up, the evils that plague the state can be wiped out, she added. 

Brinda also stressed on the role that the women of the state have been taking on important issues of the state. A one-minute silence was also observed in memory of the women leaders who have passed away. 

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