Bandh in Manipur, PM arrives for election campaign

Very few vehicles were seen on the streets of Imphal. All shops except a few medicine stores, which were kept outside the purview of the bandh, were closed.

Published: 25th February 2017 01:09 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th February 2017 01:09 PM   |  A+A-

Modi arrived Imphol at around 12 noon to address a rally in the poll-bound Manipur. | Picture Courtesy: ANI

By PTI

IMPHAL: Normal life was largely affected in Manipur today following the call for shutdown by the apex body of six rebel groups in the state protesting against the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for election campaigning.

Modi arrived here at around 12 noon to address a rally in the poll-bound state.

The entire city was put under a heavy security blanket to avoid any untoward incident.

Very few vehicles were seen on the streets of Imphal. All shops except a few medicine stores, which were kept outside the purview of the bandh, were closed.

Other essential services were exempted from the shutdown.

The state-wide bandh call was given from 6 AM till Modi leaves the state.

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