Gangte to contest from Manipur

President of the Manipur unit of TMC Kim Gangte will contest from the Outer Manipur Parliamentary constituency in the forthcoming elections next year.

Last Updated: Aug 12, 2013, 12:22 PM IST

Imphal: Former Lok Sabha member and president of the Manipur unit of Trinamool Congress Kim Gangte will contest from the Outer Manipur Parliamentary constituency in the forthcoming elections next year, party`s general secretary Th Inaocha said on Monday.

Inaocha said All India Trinamool Congress Chief Mamata Banerjee has cleared Gangte`s name.

Gangte had represented the constituency once but she did not contest the last election.

Inaocha said the party would also field candidate in the Inner Manipur Parliamentary constituency for which the name of the candidate would be announced in due course.

Manipur has two parliamentary constituencies--Outer Manipur (hill areas) and Inner Manipur (valley areas).

PTI