Four political parties in Manipur, on Tuesday, announced that to “save democracy and India” they would support the two Congress candidates in the Lok Sabha polls in the state.Also Read - CBSE Class 12 Board Exams 2021: Board Acknowledges Error in Sociology Paper on 'Gujarat Violence', to Take Action Against Paper Setters

The parties, which has formed a secular democratic front to extended support to the Congress, are the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S), the Trinamool Congress Manipur, the Democratic Janata Party Manipur and the Manipur Samajwadi Party. Also Read - Punjab Assembly Polls: Akali Dal's Manjinder Singh Sirsa Joins BJP In Presence of Union Ministers

JDS-S President Manihar Goswami said, “We have discussed the issues facing the state and are of the view that only a party like the Congress can save democracy and India. That is why we are extending support.” Also Read - Breaking News Highlights: 5 Members of Gang in UP TET Question Paper Leak Incident Arrested

The announcement was made at the Congress office in the presence of Manipur state Congress unit chief Gaikhangam, three-time Chief Minister Okram Ibobi and others.