Female voters outnumber males in Manipur
IMPHAL, April 1
[dropcap]O[/dropcap]NCE again female voters outnumbered the males in Manipur total electors list. There are 9,00,823 female electors against 8,63,945 male voters in the state,according to state election authority which has released the total of number voters(17, 64,768)living across the state’s 60 assembly constituencies(AC).
The total number of electors in the inner Manipur parliamentary constituency (32 ACs) is 8, 53,069 including 4,37,755 females.For the outer Manipur parliamentary constituency (28 ACs),the total numbers of electors is 9,11,699 including 4,63,068 female electors.The total numbers of Service Voters across the 60 ACs is 9,558 including 2290 in Inner Manipur seat and 7268 in Outer Manipur seat.
In the Inner Manipur seat there are 1808 service voters including 482 female service voters. Moirang AC in Bishnupur district has the highest number of service voters (197 voters) while Keishamthong in Imphal district has the lowest (23 only).
The male service voters of the Outer Manipur seat are 5658 while the female service voters are 1610 with the total of 7268. Saikot AC in Churachandpur district has the highest number of service voters (1093)in the outer Manipur seat while Hiyanglam AC in Thoubal district has just 38 voters.
Meanwhile the Election Commission of India has accepted the proposal of arranging postal ballots in the designated camps of the surrendered militants in Manipur.
“ECI has accepted the proposal of arranging postal ballots at 14 designated camps. So we’ll be organizing polling inside these camps”, says a state election official.
The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of the state had made a proposal to the ECI for the polling of surrendered militants numbering around 2094 living across 14 designated camps in Manipur.
In view of the development, CEO office in Imphal is all set to find out the exact numbers of electorates among those in the designated camps.
Vice President’s Manipur visit postponed: The proposed maiden visit of the Vice President of India Mohammad Hamid Ansari to the state has been postponed. Sources from the state home department said due to some unavoidable circumstances in connection with the transportation, the visit of the Vice President has been postponed. In the meantime the President of India Pranab Mukherjee is likely to visit the state on April 29 to attend the convocation of the Manipur University, another source said.