Imphal: Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi will address meetings in Manipur from March 1 for the second phase of the Assembly elections, sources said on Friday.

Earlier on February 21, Gandhi addressed a public meeting at the Hapta Kangjeibung area in Imphal.

On February 5, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh, who is the observer of Manipur polls for the party, announced an alliance of six political parties and named it “Manipur Progressive Secular Alliance (MPSA)”.

Ramesh had on February 5 announced the six political parties in the alliance. “Manipur Progressive Secular Alliance (MPSA) of Congress, Communist Party of India (CPI), Communist Party of India (Marxist), Forward Bloc, Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP) and Janata Dal (Secular) was launched today with 18-point Common Agenda,” he had said.

Manipur will go to the Assembly polls in two phases on February 28 and on March 5.

The counting of votes will take place on March 10.

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