Updated March 19th, 2024 at 12:44 IST

Unidentified Miscreants Open Fire at Outer Manipur Congress Candidate

Alfred was successful in escaping unhurt in the burst of gunfire but his escorts retaliated and the meeting resumed reluctantly.

Reported by: Digital Desk
Representative image of an individual firing a gunshot. | Image:Unsplash
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Imphal: The Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) on Monday held a meeting in Manipur ahead of the Lok Sabha elections 2024, where a group of unknown miscreants retaliated by the security forces opened fire creating a ruckus in between the meeting, as per media reports.

President of MPCC, K Meghachandra said that unknown armed men attacked the Congress candidate Alfred Kanngam Arthur during the meeting at TK Woodland Resort in the Ukhrul district of Manipur.

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Alfred was successful in escaping unhurt in the burst of gunfire but his escorts retaliated and the meeting resumed reluctantly.

Congress is setting up former MLA of the Ukhrul Assembly Constituency Alfred Kan-Ngam Arthur, as the candidate in the Outer Manipur Parliamentary constituency seat reserved for Scheduled Tribe in the coming elections.

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This comes as the northeastern state is all set to go to the polls in two phases on April 19 and April 26.

 

 

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Published March 19th, 2024 at 12:44 IST