Imphal: A former militant leader on Saturday said
he would contest the Manipur assembly elections in
February next year.
M I Khan, a former chairman of a faction of the banned
outfit People`s United Liberation Front (PULF) who was
released from jail yesterday, told mediapersons that he had
given up the life of a militant .
He said that he regretted that he was a chairman of a
militant outfit and added that he would now devote his life to
social activities and work for the development of the state by
joining the mainstream.
Official sources said that PULF, a prominent militant
outfit, was split some years ago and Khan was a chairman of a
Khan said he had given up the chairmanship and appealed
to other PULF members to give up the life of militancy and
join the national mainstream.
He said he would be contesting the assembly elections from
Keirao assembly constituency in Imphal East district.
Hundreds of people yesterday received Khan at the
Imphal-Sajiwa jail gate yesterday when he was released after
completing the tenure as a detainee under National Security
Act (NSA), official sources said.