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MANIPUR-Back to President s Rule

MANIPUR Back to President's Rule Sanamani Yambem RARE scenes were witnessed at Imphal's Tulihal airport on May 14, 1977 when Madhu Limaye and Rabi Ray, Janata Party observers arrived to study the political situation in Manipur, Practically everyone who wanted to ride on the Janata wave was there. Yang- inaso Shaiza the leader of the Janata legislative party was there with a team of colourful tribal girls all ready, with flowers and garlands; Kuilenpao, who before he joined the Janata Party was a member of the Dorendro ministry, and Alimuddin, a former chief minister and now deputy leader of the Janata legislature party, were also there. As the aircraft was sighted a small dispute arose between representatives of the organisation wing, led by Salam Tombi and Daiho, the president of the Manipur Janata Party, and those of the legislative wing as to who should first receive the two visitors, and garland them. When the aircraft did land neither of the two factions were able to meet Limaye and Rabi Ray, as they were whisked away by the Janata Party youth wing.

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