Imphal, May 5 : Campaigning has begun for the Imphal Municipal Council elections scheduled to be held on May 31 next.
The Congress is organising series of meetings in various constituencies to prepare for the elections. Elections will be held for 27 wards of Imphal Municipal Council (IMC).
A meeting was organised today at GM hall Imphal and another meeting of the Congress party will be held at Ukhrul tomorrow. The Municipal Elections are of importance as the General Assembly Elections are scheduled to be held within six or seven months.
Congress leaders said they will field candidates in all the 27 wards and there will be no pre poll alliance. The Communist Party of Inida (CPI) is a partner of the Congress led secular progressive front government hence there will be a friendly contest it was added.
The other political parties like the National Congress Party (NCP) will also field some candidates party sources said.
The Manipur People's Party (MPP), Democratic Revolutionary Peoples' Party (DRPP) and Federal Party of Minipur (FPM) have announced that they will merge to form a strong regional party and a meeting will be held on May 9 to discuss about the modalities of merger. The three parties may also put up common candidates.