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BJP rejects charges of not giving tickets to Muslims in


Rejecting allegations that the party is ignoring Muslims in ticket distribution for the upcoming Assembly polls in Manipur, BJP today said it has selected candidates on the basis of “winnability”.

Claiming that the state has become the most backward in the entire northeastern region due to prolonged Congress rule, BJP Manipur spokesperson O Joy said in order to change the situation, the party has chosen those who would help it come to power in the polls scheduled to be held on March 4 and 8.

“There is no question of communalism in ticket distribution. Our party leaders have focused on winnability as the top priority while deciding candidates,” Joy told

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