Imphal: In the run-up to Assembly elections in Manipur in the early part of 2022, national leaders of the Congress have started arriving in Imphal to meet key officials of the party and chart out poll strategies.

Assembly elections in the Northeastern state are likely to be held in the last week of March next year, sources said.

On Friday, former Union minister Jairam Ramesh, who was recently appointed poll observer for Manipur, landed in Imphal on a five-day visit to the state.

Upon his arrival, Ramesh called on Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader and former chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh, Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) president and MLA N Loken Singh, Congress Working Committee member and MLA Gaikhangam and other party leaders at the Congress Bhawan and held meeting a series of meetings.

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A day earlier on Thursday, former Union minister and All India Congress Committee (AICC) in-charge of Manipur Bhakta Charan Das and national convenor of AICC social media department Pranav Vaccharajini also reached Imphal and held meetings with key Congress leaders of the state, including CLP leader Okram Ibobi Singh.

The AICC team is likely to be in Imphal till August 31 to have a series of meetings and discussions with Congress leaders over the upcoming elections in Manipur in 2022.



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