Imphal Mar 22 : The two phase election to elect two MPs from Manipur is witnessing election campaigning by candidates, supporters.
The filing of nomination papers is also not taking place as expected and a sudden rush may take place on March 25. Election officials said for the NPF Lorho S Pfoze from Kayinu Village, Mao of Senapati District has filed his nomination papers.
There will be no filing of papers till Mar 24 as one of the biggest festival of the state, Yaoshang is celebrated from March 21 to 25. The BJP has announced RK Ranjan for Inner Manipur and Benjamin Mate for outer Manipur. The announcement for Congress is expected soon, according to Congress sources.
After probable candidates for Congress were posted on social networks five Congress leaders, all former MLAs most of whom had sought Congress tickets joined the NEIDP on Thursday.
RK Anand, Ng Bijoy, K Sharatkumar, Dr I Ibohanbi Singh and E Chand Singh were felicitated at the office of North-East India Development Party (NEIDP) last evening and Dr Ng Bijoy was appointed as president of the Manipur unit of the NEIDP.
RK Anand Singh and Ashang Kasar will be the candidates of the NEIDP for the Inner Manipur Parliamentary constituency and Outer Manipur Parliamentary (Reserved) constituency respectively.
So far Rahul Gandhi, Congress president has campaigned in the state and announced protection of the people of the region by opposing the Citizenship Amendment Bill and introduction of the Minimum Income Guarantee scheme in the country.UNI