Kaiku nomination as MPP candidate rejected

Imphal: Actor-turned-politician RK Somendro, popularly known as Kaiku, who filed his nomination as a candidate of Manipur People’s Party (MPP) has been rejected to contest Lok Sabha election on MPP ticket.

Kaikui decided to contest in the Inner Parliamentary seat of Manipur as an independent candidate.

His nomination as a candidate of the MPP was rejected during scrutiny due to irregularities detected in the party’s documents. However, he has been approved as an independent candidate.

Kaiku vowed to continue his electoral campaign as an independent candidate.

He affirmed his resolve to continue his electoral journey despite the obstacles encountered.

“I will not step back, will fight in the election for the cause of Manipur,” Kaiku declared.

He said he will be working together with the MPP.

Election Affiars general secretary of MPP LC Deven announced that the MPP will fully support Kaiku in the election and called on the people of the state to regard Kaiku still as an MPP candidate though he will officially contesting as an independent candidate in the election.

As many as seven candidates filed nominations to contest in the Inner Parliamentary seat of Manipur.

They are RPI (Athawale) candidate Maheshwar Thounaojam; BJP candidate Thounaojam Basanta Kumar Singh; Congress candidate Angomcha Bimol Akoijam; Rashtriya Janhit Sangharsh Party candidate Moirangthem Totomshana Nongshaba; Universal Family Party candidate Ngasepam Nilakanta Singh, independent candidate Haorungbam Sarat Singh and MPP candidate RK Kaiku.

Moirangthem Totomshana Nongshaba, who filed his nomination papers from Rashtriya Janhit Sangharsh Party (RJSP), was also accepted as an independent candidate, after scrutiny.

Ngasepam Nilakanta Singh, who filed his nomination from Universal Family Party, has been rejected after scrutiny.

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