Former MLA Pynshai Manik Syiem today expressed confidence that it will not be difficult for him contesting against the incumbent MLA and MDC of Mylliem because of his past experience.
Syiem, the former representative of Mylliem, who is contesting as an independent candidate said this after filing his nomination for the February 27 election today.
The former HSPDP member also maintained that he decided to contest as an independent because he will have the freedom to speak on all important issues in the Assembly and not be barred by any political parties on what issue he wants to raise.
“I have come back to contest elections to regain, restart and rebuild, to bring developments in my constituency at par with the 21st century, and we need to amend and revive old laws and rules for the state that have more teeth that can really protect the indigenous tribes of the state,” Syiem added.
Referring to the national highway from Lummawbah to Hynniewmer, he said, “Nobody speaks about it and neither do they find out the reasons from Delhi.”
Stating that during his time as legislator, the MLA scheme was only lakh of rupees, he said, “If they give me crores I can do many things for my constituency because there is no satisfaction at present as development comes once every five years and only before elections.”
Syiem was also accompanied by his daughter Teilinia Thangkhiew who is also a former MDC in the KHADC.
Thangkhiew said Syiem is a seasoned and experienced politician.
“Looking at the political scenario in the state at present, especially the poor debates in the Assembly, I feel that we really need statesmen not mere politicians,” she added.
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