A bomb was recovered in Imphal on Tuesday ahead of the visit of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for campaigning for the Manipur assembly elections.
Police said the bomb was found near the gate of a residential building around 6am in Khongman Bashikhong Turel Mapal area in Imphal East district. The bomb was later defused.
The bomb was recovered about 6km from the venue where the Congress vice-president is scheduled to address a rally.
Rahul Gandhi will campaign for Congress candidates at Hapta Kangjeibung ground.
Elections in the state are slated for March 4 and 8.