Maoist Communist Party, Manipur (MCPM) Monday announced that the armed outfit would boycott the proposed visit of Narendra Modi to Manipur. In a statement dispatched to the local media, MCPM said that Modi’s visit was not for the welfare of the people of the state but to participate in the Sangai festival and also to hijack the property of the land. The statement further said that Maoist will called general strike from midnight of November 29 till 5 pm of November 30, the day on which the Prime Minister was scheduled to arrive at Imphal.
On the other hand, state chief minister has convened another high level meeting with top officials of the state government and reviewed the preparations being made to welcome the visiting Prime Minister. Security in the twin Imphal district has already been beefed up well ahead of the Manipur Sangai Festival which was kicked off from November 30. Police have been conducting mopping operations at various places in these twin districts.