Obstacles in the growth journey of the state have been removed and next 25 years are the golden era of Manipur's development, PM Narendra Modi said.
Claiming that they do not have enmity with anyone, Loken's family said they recently did not allow the BJP to put up its flag at their compound.
Thongam Biswajit described the allegation as unfounded and clarified that he was updating the people and said he had to clarify it as the MLA might mislead people.
Earlier, the contest in Manipur’s hills used to be among the Congress, some smaller regional parties and independents.
MANIPUR POLLS 2022: Elections under shadow of militant strikes, will still focus on unemployment and development
Nevertheless, the militancy by numerous groups still remains a bug-bear in the politics of the state
In a blow to the Congress, its Manipur vice-president Amo switched over to the ruling BJP after elections to the state assembly were announced.
Chaltonlien Amo has been suspended from Indian National Congress with immediate effect, a party statement issued said.
In Manipur, both BJP and its ally, the National People's Party, as well as Congress said they had no issues with the poll date and stressed the need to follow COVID protocol.
CEC Sushil Chandra said elections will be held for 690 assembly seats in all - 403 in Uttar Pradesh, 117 in Punjab, 70 in Uttarakhand, 60 in Manipur and 40 in Goa.
Election Commission has convened a press conference in which it will declare the schedule for the polls in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa, Punjab and Manipur.
The 10 insurgents allegedly involved in the November 13, 2021 attack belong to the banned People's Liberation Army (PLA) and the Manipur Naga People's Front (MNPF).
Manipur is one of the five states where assembly elections are due and the virtual meet is part of the poll panel's exercise to take stock of the situation.
Modi said that the double-engine government ensured there is no fire of insurgency and insecurity and that there is the light of peace and development.
Kicking off the BJP's campaign for the assembly election, 22 development projects worth Rs 4,815 have been launched in the election-bound region.
The Prime Minister said that the Northeast will become the driver of India's growth story after dedicating to the nation and laying the foundation stone for 22 development projects in Manipur.