The Year That Was- 2001

2001 – A chronology of events Jan 2: Petroleum transporters decide to stop transport of petroleum products in protest against the arson of an oil tanker on NH-39 on December 31. KYKL (O) claims responsibility. Jan 3: Man gunned down at Sendra Road at Moirang. Jan 4: Breakaway Manipur Regional Congress Party, consisting of ten Congress MLAs who split recently from the party, has merged with the...

Politics: Manipuri Style

In the last Manipur Legislative Assembly elections held in February 2000, three alliances contested. The first alliance Рthe ruling parties constituted the United Front: the Manipur State Congress Party (MSCP), the Federal Party of Manipur (FPM), and both regional parties. The Indian National Congress (INC), the Manipur People’s Party, the oldest regional party, the Janata Dal (Secular) and...