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Threats will not affect Cong poll prospects: Ibobi

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IMPHAL, Jan 20 � Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi is confident that the militant threat on the Congress workers will not affect the party�s prospects in the Assembly polls on January 28.

He said this while speaking to media at the release of the party�s manifesto here yesterday in the presence of AICC leaders Luizinho Faleiro, Jagdish Tytler, Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, Meghayala Minister Lyngdoh, Tripura MLA Birendra besides PCC president Gaikhangam and State MPs. Ibobi added the threat is not fair as it targets only the Congress.

Stating that the party had faced a similar situation in the past, he informed that the matter has been apprised to the Election authority adding such kind of �threat is not fair and just but will not affect the party,� he added.

He claimed that deapite the threats, his party is targeting to achieve not less than 40 to 45 seats in the ensuing polls.

In the last Assembly polls, Congress won 30 seats, MPP 5, CPI 4, NCP 4, RJD 3, the National People�s Party 3 and Trinamool Congress one seat. Ten seats were won by Independents.

A coordination committee (CorCom) of seven armed groups which claimed to have attacked Congress offices and party candidates and workers, in a release on Monday, has warned Congress workers against campaigning for the party.

Meanwhile, the police recovered three bombs including one IED from Singjamei, Kshetrigao and Khundrakpam Assembly constituencies in Imphal West and East districts. A Congress office at Wangjing in Thoubal district was also attacked with a bomb on Wednesday night.

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Threats will not affect Cong poll prospects: Ibobi

IMPHAL, Jan 20 � Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi is confident that the militant threat on the Congress workers will not affect the party�s prospects in the Assembly polls on January 28.

He said this while speaking to media at the release of the party�s manifesto here yesterday in the presence of AICC leaders Luizinho Faleiro, Jagdish Tytler, Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, Meghayala Minister Lyngdoh, Tripura MLA Birendra besides PCC president Gaikhangam and State MPs. Ibobi added the threat is not fair as it targets only the Congress.

Stating that the party had faced a similar situation in the past, he informed that the matter has been apprised to the Election authority adding such kind of �threat is not fair and just but will not affect the party,� he added.

He claimed that deapite the threats, his party is targeting to achieve not less than 40 to 45 seats in the ensuing polls.

In the last Assembly polls, Congress won 30 seats, MPP 5, CPI 4, NCP 4, RJD 3, the National People�s Party 3 and Trinamool Congress one seat. Ten seats were won by Independents.

A coordination committee (CorCom) of seven armed groups which claimed to have attacked Congress offices and party candidates and workers, in a release on Monday, has warned Congress workers against campaigning for the party.

Meanwhile, the police recovered three bombs including one IED from Singjamei, Kshetrigao and Khundrakpam Assembly constituencies in Imphal West and East districts. A Congress office at Wangjing in Thoubal district was also attacked with a bomb on Wednesday night.

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