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Manipur polls: insurgents threaten Cong supporters

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Updated: January 5, 2012, 4:44 PM IST
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Manipur polls: insurgents threaten Cong supporters
Seven outfits of Manipur on Thursday threatened action again anyone taking part in the Congress election campaign.

Imphal: Seven major insurgent outfits of Manipur on Thursday threatened action again anyone taking part in the election campaign of the ruling Congress in the state. In a joint statement, the insurgent bodies, who have a common goal of making Manipur an independent country, said elections were not meant to bring welfare for the people.

Reacting to it, Manipur Assembly Speaker and senior Congress leader I. Hemochandra Singh said India was a democratic country and any body should be allowed to express their opinions and views. People should have a free mind to exercise their franchise, he said.

The seven organisations are United National Liberation Front (UNLF), Revolutionary People's Front (RPF), Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP), Peoples Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK)), PREPAK-Progressive and United People's Party of Kangleipak.

Meanwhile, official sources said unidentified persons exploded grenades at of some Congress offices at Shingjamei, Kwakeithel and other places in Imphal West district. However, no casualty or injury was reported.

In another development, unknown militants exploded two grenades at the house of Congress MLA M Hemanta at Tengtha in Thoubal district late last night but there was no casualty, the sources said on Thursday.

First Published: January 5, 2012, 4:44 PM IST
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