The temporary market, a part of Khwairamband Ima Market, is currently undergoing repair.
Almost a year after the closing down Khwairamband Ima Market due to COVID-19 pandemic, it was reopen on February 15 but women own food stalls and tea shops are still not allowed to resume their business till date, one Mayengbam Phajabi said.
There is no proper electrification inside the market and the market shed has been used for illegal activities at night, said a women vendor in Imphal.
Ima market vendors questioned why they should not be allowed to resume normal business when the government is allowing conduct of election campaign where people failed to maintain SoPs.
Two assembly constituencies, Lilong and Wangjing-Tentha, will have by-election to fill up the vacant seats on November 7.