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Manipur Elections 2017: Bomb found near Rahul Gandhi's rally in Imphal

 2017-02-28 11:12:02.0

Manipur Elections 2017: Bomb found near  Rahul Gandhi

IMPHAL: Ahead of the Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi rally, a bomb has been recovered from near the venue where he was scheduled to address a rally for the Manipur Assembly elections.

According to the police the bomb was found from near the gate of a residential building at around 6AM in Khongman Bashikhong Turel Mapal area in Imphal East district. The bomb was later defused.

The was recovered about 6 km from the venue where the Congress Vice President is scheduled.

Rahul Gandhi will campaign for Congress candidates at Hapta Kangjeibung ground.

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently held a rally in the state where he launched a blistering at the Congress government. "Manipur has been destroyed, who's been responsible... The chief minister here has been siting in Manipur for 15 years. Manipur is considered as the Switzerland of East. But do you see any development, employment for youth?" the PM had said during his rally in Imphal.

PM Modi also accused Manipur Chief Minster Okram Ibobi Singh of trying to divide the people of the state. "There has been no work done. All the government has done is pit one community against the other and get benefit from it. This should end now. All communities spread across the state should be equally benefited," he said.

Elections in the state are slated for March 4 and 8.

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