Security beefed up in Manipur for Rahul visit

Security in Manipur has been beefed up as it gears up for the visit of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on March 19.

Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh, who inspected the rally venue in Thoubal district, found that construction work at the venue, a sports stadium, was not up to the mark. He directed contractors and officials to do it afresh.

About 50,000 persons are expected to attend the rally.

With two underground organisations — the United Revolutionary Front and the Maoist Communist Party — urging people to not participate in the Gandhi family scion’s rally, review meetings at the government and party level are being held to ensure that untoward incidents do not take place during the visit, and combing operations have been intensified, Mr. Singh said.

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