Imphal: A bomb exploded outside the residence of Manipur Assembly speaker I Hemachandra Singh at Singemei in Imphal West district on Sunday, killing one person, ahead of the Assembly elections.
As per reports the blast was low in intensity.
The bomb was hurled by unidentified militants and one passer-by was killed as it went off, police said. The victim`s identity is yet to be ascertained.
The speaker is safe, police said.
Soon after the notification for the Assembly elections, as much as seven insurgent outfits had announced that they would attack Congress candidates, leaders and workers.
Since then almost every day Congressmen were under attack by the militants.
Two grenades were lobbed targeting two Congress workers Ningombam Gojen (45) and N Rojen (50) in Thoubal district during the day, but they escaped unharmed, police said.
The militants also attacked a Trinamool Congress candidate a few days ago, police said.
Manipur is going for polls on January 28.