Manipur cabinet decides to hold ULB elections after 6 years
Imphal: The Manipur Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister N Biren Singh has decided to hold the elections for Urban Local Bodies (ULB) and Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRI) on June 5 and June 26 respectively.
The decision was taken at the cabinet meeting held at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat on Thursday evening, wherein the house discussed around 20 listed and unlisted agenda.
As per the decision taken at the meeting, the elections to 26 ULBs, excluding Imphal Municipal Corporation (IMC), will be held on June 5 and voting will be done between 8 am and 4 pm.
Re-poll, if any, will be held on June 7, while votes will be counted on June 9 and the election process will be completed by June 15.
On this, the draft/preliminary electoral roll for the ULBs will be published on March 31 while the last date of filing claims and objections has been fixed on April 3, and the final electoral roll will be published on April 20.
With May 9 fixed as the late date of filing nominations, scrutiny would be done on May 10 while the last date of withdrawal of candidature will be till May 12.
Last elections of the IMC and other ULBs were conducted in 2016.
While for PRIs, the date of polling is June 26 and the date of re-poll, if any, is June 28. The votes would be counted on June 30 while July 7 has been fixed for completion of the election process.
The date of publication of draft/preliminary electoral roll is April 4 while the last date for filing claims and objections is April 13.The date of publication of final electoral roll is April 27 whereas the date of public notice of election is May 15 .The last date of filing nominations is May 22 while scrutiny would be done on May 23 .The last date for withdrawal of candidature is May 26.
The state cabinet also decided to approve construction of Imphal ring road and traffic junctions in Imphal city and intimate the Centre for starting construction works as also improvement of roads in Imphal city and construction of rigid pavement drains in Imphal city with concrete one.
The cabinet decided to rename the Loktak lake eco-tourism project into sustainable Loktak lake restoration and livelihood improvement project and to issue a work order for rejuvenation of Lamphelpat water body following the completion of tender process.