In a bid to prevent a Uttarakhand and Arunachal Pradesh-like political crisis in Manipur, Congress president Sonia Gandhi appointed TN Haokip as President of the Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC), replacing Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam Gangmei.
Meghalaya Governor V Shanmuganathan today said the counter-insurgency operations were effective and yielded positive results in the state and the government had adopted a strategy to address the root cause of militancy.
A large section of local leaders and the workers of BJP and AP across the Brahmaputra Valley today burnt effigies of senior party leaders and threatened to put up independent candidates against the official nominee.
Accused of making a "seditious" and "communal" speech in Manipur, Nagaland Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang has in turn said it`s the government in Imphal that should be charged with sedition and communalism for passing three "anti-tribal" bills.