NEIDP candidate for Outer Manipur constituency Ashang Kasar who had earlier claimed to have received threats for contesting polls has now alleged that suspected NSCN-IM insurgents tried to abduct him while he was on a campaign trail in Senapati area.
Briefing media persons, Kasar claimed that 4-5 people equipped with arms tried to stop him after a meeting in Senapati and attempted to forcibly get him inside their vehicle.
However, after a brief confrontation with Kasar, his supporters intervened and secured him from the clutches of the kidnappers. Soon after Kasar rushed to Senapati Police Station for safety.
NEIDP also made a serious allegation that the NSCM(IM) has been threatening citizens young and old to vote for parties like NPF & NFP and said that parties like the NPF should be banned & boycotted in Manipur.