North-East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) convener Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday hit out at the Congress party and Manipur chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh and called him a ‘dictator’.
While addressing the media on Monday at State BJP Head Office in Imphal, Sarma said, "Ibobi is a dictator and the people of Manipur have decided to vote out the dictatorship this time."
On the higher voter turnout, Sarma said, "The higher voter turnout of such magnitude has been witnessed for the first time ever in Northeast and probably in India. This is a historic turnout and we are thankful for the people of Manipur as well as the media for creating history."
"BJP is set to form the government. Now we are not doing last day poll strategy. We are planning how to work for the betterment of the State in the coming years by our government," a confident Sarma said.
On the allegations of Congress about violation of Model Code of Conduct by BJP by putting up advertisement on March 3 in local dailies he said that no violation was made.
"Had Mr Ibobi constructed the roads, there was no need to put advertisement on papers. But it takes more than 17 hours for us to reach from one corner of Manipur to another because of the deplorable road conditions. And this is why we had to put advertisement to reach out to the people," Sarma said.