In Bishnupur mob vandalize BJP office amid Rahul Gandhi visit

In Bishnupur mob vandalize BJP office amid Rahul Gandhi visit

Manipur:  A large number of people, including youths, stormed the BJP office in Bishnupur district on June 29 around 4 pm.
The mob pelted stones at the BJP office causing damage and condemned the obstruction of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi by the Bishnupur district police on his way to Moirang from Churachanpur. Burn the effigies of the Shah and the Chief Minister. Biren Singh in front of Bishnupur District Police Station around 4 pm.
According to sources, the mob tried to set fire to the regional BJP office and half of the office was destroyed in the attempt. On the other hand, the police used several rounds of tear gas to stop and disperse them.

The crowd also chanted, “Narendra Modi down, Amit Shah down”.
In another incident, a mob gathered near the BJP regional office in Imphal, Manipur, which the police used several rounds of teargas to contain and disperse.

This comes after thousands of people took to the streets to condemn the death of two people who were killed in Haraothel village bordering Kangpokpi district.
One of the dead was brought to Khwairamband Women’s Bazaar in the center of the city in the evening. After that, a large number of people, including women, from different parts of Imphal gathered to mourn the dead.
A large number of people reportedly tried to block the police barricade to allow Rahul Gandhi to pass freely, however, police personnel from Bishnupur district stopped Rahul Gandhi’s convoy and police escorted the Congress leader. Tear gas shells were fired to disperse the supporters.
Talking to the media, MPCC president K Meghachandra said that the police action obstructing Rahul Gandhi’s visit to Churachanpur district is a violation of Indian democratic principles.
Meghachandra further said that the purpose of Rahul Gandhi’s visit to Manipur is to bring peace and harmony. Later, Congress leaders went to Churachanpur by helicopter and met various leaders where they spoke to the stranded people and analyzed the situation.
Meanwhile, Congress leaders will meet various civil society organizations, student leaders, and stakeholders at Sungai Hall in Hotel Imphal on June 30 and discuss various issues to bring peace in the state.

The leaders are also likely to visit relief camps in the valley and take stock of the situation.
Rahul Gandhi was accompanied by former Chief Minister O.Ibobi, MPCC President K Meghachandra, MLAs Th.Lokeshor and K Ranjith and former MLAs Hemochandra and N Loken Singh.

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