Imphal: Seven major insurgent outfits of
Manipur on Thursday threatened action against 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 anybody should be allowed to express
their opinions and views.
People should have a free mind to exercise their
franchise, he said.
The seven organizations are United National Liberation
Front (UNLF), Revolutionary People`s Front (RPF), Kangleipak
Communist Party (KCP), People’s 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 today.