Aspiring candidates` supporters engage in minor scuffles


IMPHAL, October 20: A scuffle broke out between supporters of rival aspiring political candidates last evening at around 5:30pm at Urup Awang Leikai under Keirao a/c.

According to a source from the spot of the incident, the scuffle broke out between alleged supporters of aspiring political candidate Mohammud Islammuddin Khan popularly known as MI Khan and that of Thamarjit Singh.

Sources reveal that, supporters of Thamarjit were organizing a political meet at Urup Awang Leikai at the private residence of Md Salam, where Thamarjit was supposed to speak, however alleged supporters of MI Khan numbering about seven-eight arrive at the scene and threatened that the meeting could not go any further.

Enraged over the alleged highhandedness of MI Khan supporters, the organizers also came out in full force and a scuffle ensued between the two groups of supporters, the source further added.

On hearing the scuffle, the local villagers came out and pacified both groups after which the meeting continued, stated the source.

Meanwhile, the meeting further announced full support for Thamarjit during the meet, added the source.


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