Rahul Gandhi pays floral tributes at Sahid Minar after landing on ImphalIMPHAL | Mar 19
President of Indian National Congress, Rahul Gandhi today paid floral tributes to Sahid Minar, which is one of the monuments erected in honour of the departed souls of Manipur’s patriots.
Rahul Gandhi came to address the election rally to be held at Hapta Kangjeibung on Wednesday. He landed at Imphal International airport at about 4.50 pm on Tuesday, after visiting Arunachal Pradesh in the afternoon. It is said that he will further head for Agartala after tomorrow’s election rally.
He paid floral tributes at Sahid Minar, accompanied by state Congress party leader, Okram Ibobi; state Congress president, Gaikhangam; and other MLAs of the party.
After taking part in the occassion, he met Khwairamband Ima vendors at Ima market. Women folks were accompanied by Congress MLAs, K. Ranjit; Mirabai; Chaltonlien Amo including other Congress members.
Speaking to IFP, one of the women vendors said they welcomed Rahul Gandhi as he came to visit Khwairamband Ima market which was inaugurated by her mother, Sonia Gandhi during the rule of former UPA government. Women vendors do not have much political ideas but they are pleased for his visit at Ima Market, she said.
It may be mentioned that state Congress Party Leader, Ibobi and former deputy chief minister, Gaikhangam have sent the list of candidates for inner and outer of coming parliamentary, Lok Sabha election. It is also said that the candidates will be announced after Rahul Gandhi’s visit to Imphal.
North East Congress in-charge, Luizinho Faleiro accompanied Congress president and they interacted with state Congress members at Manipur Congress Bhavan.
It may be mentioned that as per a release, the intending candidates of Inner Parliamentary Constituency for Outer Manipur Parliamentary election are former MLA, Dr. Ng. Bijoy Singh; former MLA, O. Joy Singh; national co-ordinator, fishermen congress, Ningombam Bupendra Meitei; retired, IPS, secretary, MPCC, S. Manaobi alias Khoiranthaba Singh; member, Thoubal BCC, K. Saratchandra Singh; MP (LS), Dr. T. Meinya; member, Moirang BCC, Mairembam Bishwajit Singh; retired, IAS, Bishenpur BCC, O. Nabakishore Singh and former MLA, I. Hemochandra Singh.
For Outer Parliamentary Constituency, the intending candidates are retired IRS, PCC, member Saitu, BCC, Tongmang Haokip; retired IAAS, member, Kangpokpi BCC, W. Lalkholam Hangshing; member, Karong BCC, K.S. Ngaile; VP, Chandel DCC, T. Zangkhomang Haokip; member, Chingai BCC, Sword Vashum; member, Chandel BCC, John Manglianthang Zou and member, Phungyar BCC, K. James.
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