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Manipur gears up for phase II polling

By Sobhapati Samom Updated: Apr 24, 2024 10:44 pm

IMPHAL — After phase I polling in the Inner Manipur parliamentary constituency and a portion of the Outer Manipur parliamentary constituency, the state is now prepared for phase II polling in the latter, scheduled for April 26.

Polling officials for several districts were dispatched on March 23. The remaining officials departed for their respective destinations on Wednesday, and more will leave on Thursday, as confirmed by a senior official from the Chief Electoral Officer’s office in Imphal.

To guarantee that polling parties for distant regions arrive at their designated polling stations well in advance of polling day, polling officials for 16 remote polling stations, including Chingmun, Doltang, and Suangphumun, under Tipaimukh were airlifted along with EVMs in a helicopter.

These polling stations are situated more than 260 kilometres away from the dispersal centre.

A total of 484,949 voters, comprising 239,140 males, 245,807 females, and two individuals identifying as third genders, will exercise their franchise in 848 polling stations, which include 9 special polling stations, under 13 assembly segments spread across eight districts of the Outer Manipur parliamentary constituency.

Four candidates, namely Alfred Kanngam Arthur from the Indian National Congress, Kachui Timothy Zimik from the Naga People’s Front, and independent candidates S Kho John and Alyson Abonmai, are contesting in the constituency.

By Sobhapati Samom Updated: Apr 24, 2024 10:44:09 pm
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