Manipur: Pre-Poll Conflict Arise Between Political Parties In Thoubal, Section 144 CrPC Imposed

A BJP official has alleged that its political party workers were fired with AK-47 ammunition.
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Imphal: After a deadly clash arose between the party workers of BJP and Congress, Section 144 CrPC has been imposed in the Heirok constituency in the district of Thoubal in Manipur. 

The restrictions were ordered by the district magistrate of Thoubal who said it would continue until further notice.

According to official reports, some to-be candidates of major political parties of the state has turned the district into a "battleground". 

A national news portal quoted BJP leader T Radheshyam who said, "There have been clashes among some workers. Persons with hooded heads assaulted BJP workers."

The BJP leader also claimed that its party workers were attacked by AK 47 ammunition by some miscreants. Previously, Radheshyam has worked as a police officer.

He added, "These guns were issued to the guards of some elected members. A stage may soon come when irate villagers can no longer be restrained."

The Chief Minister of Manipur N Biren Singh has appealed to the public to refrain from indulging in pre-poll violence before the election.

On Sunday, it was also reported that a journalist who is a resident of Thoubal district was allegedly beaten up by about 20 workers of the Congress party. Ramseshwar's residence was raided and attacked by a group of about 20 men who are alleged workers of the Block Congress under the constituency of Heirok in the district of Thoubal.

The journalist was thrashed by the party workers in front of his family members. He was later admitted to the hospital to treat his injuries. 

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