As the competition for forming a government in Manipur draws closer to an end, the race has become murkier after the reports of an Independent MLA from Jiribam Constituency, Ashab Uddin being kidnapped and held captive at Imphal Airport have been received.
As per sources, Ashab Uddin was travelling to Guwahati from Imphal Airport when he was reportedly held captive by BJP as alleged by the Congress. The independent candidate was reportedly travelling with another Congress leader Abdul Nasir when he was taken away by the BJP leaders, Congress alleged.
The Congress also alleged BJP of openly flouting the rule of law and using abduction as a means of garnering support. It was also mentioned that Ashab Uddin had initially shown an inclination towards the INC due to which the move was made. However, BJP has denied such charges and counter alleged that Congress was trying to taint the BJP’s image by such false allegations.