Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader and former chief minister O Ibobi today claimed that Manipur did not witness a free and fair Lok Sabha election. He was participating in a function at Congress Bhawan, Imphal. Commenting on the election debacle, Ibobi said the party welcomes the mandate given by the people of Manipur, but added that the election was not held in a free and fair manner or else it would have been something that is very good. Without naming any political parties, Ibobi said the people know what had happened in the hills in the Lok Sabha election. Several political parties have alleged that there was massive electoral malpractice during the election.