Manipur polls: Bomb recovered ahead of Rahul Gandhi's visit to Imphal

People walk pass the Bombay Stock Exchange building displaying India's benchmark share index on its facade

People walk pass the Bombay Stock Exchange building displaying India's benchmark share index on its facade

Manipur will go to polls on March 4 and 8 to elect 60 members to the assembly. The framework agreement was signed on August 3, 2015 and now the state government is raking up the issue with the election in view.

Shahnawaz said that the people of Manipur have been suffering miserably because Congress has been ruling the State for the past 15 years.

The Congress is also facing stiff challenge from activist-turned-politician Irom Sharmila, who launched her own party, People's Resurgence and Justice Alliance, in August previous year, and is contesting from two constituencies, one of them the CM's.

It is only BJP which can bring development and progress in Manipur, he claimed.

Supply of essential commodities to Manipur has been severely hit due to the blockade. "Why not the people of Manipur and chief minister are informed?" he questioned and asked the people to ask for clarity when Modi comes next. He said the Congress will protect the territorial integrity of Manipur.

"BJP will free Manipur from bandhs and blockades".

Addressing a campaign rally at Kangpokpi, Shah launched a scathing attack on the Congress-run state government led by three time Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh.

Accusing the Congress government in Manipur as the most corrupt government, he said people call it 10 percent government because of its alleged practice of taking percentage cuts to get the works done.

However, Shah asserted that Manipur has the potential to become a model state.

He also said, "I want development of Manipur in food processing unit as well". Top BJP leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu, National People's Party President & Lok Sabha MP Conrad K Sangma, LJP Parliamentary leader & Lok Sabha MP Chirag Paswan and other political leaders have visited the state for electioneering.

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