Manipur Elections 2022: Her Popularity Is Being Seen Because The Purpose That The Union Home Minister Had To Campaign For The Bjp Candidate.
Guwahati: a girl ‘splendid cop’ in manipur who took on the drug mafia within the kingdom is now contesting towards the bjp in the imminent assembly elections.
Home minister amit shah become visible doing door to door marketing campaign in opposition to her within the yaiskul meeting seat in imphal east. Brinda thounaojam is being visible as a candidate with a difference.
Her father-in-regulation headed an armed motion towards the nation however she served the manipur police as an awesome officer on a campaign towards pills. She left the police force after a fallout with leader minister n biren singh, who she accused of supporting a drug lord.
Now, she is contesting in opposition to bjp’s incumbent mla and contemporary manipur regulation minister thokchom satyabrata singh on a jd(u) price ticket. Forty three-12 months-vintage brinda thounaojam has a fan following a number of the youth.
A decorated officer, she became well-known after a excessive-profile case wherein she seized drugs really worth over ₹ 27 crore in 2018. She led the operation of the anti-narcotics unit of the manipur police where she turned into the deputy chief.
The biren singh authorities conferred a gallantry award on her the identical 12 months. But, ms thounaojam again the award in 2020 after she fell out with leader minister. She accused him of supporting inside the acquittal of the primary accused in the same capsules case.
Her reputation is being visible as the reason that the union domestic minister had to marketing campaign for the bjp candidate. But, she seems unfazed.
i take it as a praise that the bjp’s sitting minister wished the union home minister to campaign towards me.
My combat is in opposition to the drug risk and corruption. As a cop, i used to be no longer capable of do much for the human beings. I need to create an impact in the kingdom meeting,” she stated.
The jd(u) candidate is not new to adversity. In 2016, she resigned from carrier bringing up discrimination and suspicion for being the daughter-in-regulation of rk meghen – the chief of a banned militant organization. Her supporters see awesome promise in her.
eche (sister) embodies the features of a children chief. She is aware of what the kids wants and we hope she will be able to supply,” stated sukumar, a younger supporter.
Some other supporter, gangland devrani devi, stated that ms thounaojam “has constantly fought corruption” which is a huge problem in the kingdom. In 2017, irom sharmila chanu, the “iron girl of manipur” who ended an iconic 16-12 months rapid to debut in politics as a mark of protest towards the armed forces unique powers act (afspa) additionally had huge support from the kids but it did now not translate into votes.
Her supporters are hoping ms thounaojam can avoid that destiny. Voting in manipur is scheduled for february 28 and march five, and the counting will take location on march 10.