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Imphal: Normal life was largely affected in Manipur on Saturday following the call for shutdown by the apex body of six rebel groups in the state protesting against the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for election campaigning.

Modi arrived here at around 12 noon to address a rally in the poll-bound state.

The entire city was put under a heavy security blanket to avoid any untoward incident. Very few vehicles were seen on the streets of Imphal. All shops except a few medicine stores, which were kept outside the purview of the bandh, were closed.

Other essential services were exempted from the shutdown. The state-wide bandh call was given from 6am till PM Modi leaves the state.

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