Manipur: Repoll in 12 polling stations
Imphal, March 3 (EMN): The Election Commission of India (ECI) announced repolling at 12 polling stations under five assembly constituencies in Manipur’s Churachandpur, Imphal East and Kangpokpi districts on March 5.
The repoll will take place from 7 am to 4 pm, according to the office of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Manipur.
The 12 polling stations going for repoll are 1/20-Sarouthel (Khundrakpam) in Imphal East, 51/46-New Keithelmanbi (Saitu) in Kangpokpi, 56/5-Songsang, 56/10-Maite and 56/19-Tlnsuong (Thanlon), 57/20-Majuron Kuki, 57/31-N Chingphei, 57/34-Khoirentak, 57/39- Molsang and 57/49- Leinom (Henglep), 60/36- Teikot and 60/43- Maukot (Singhat) in Churachandpur district.
CEO Manipur, Rajesh Agrawal said that the proposal for repoll in these polling stations was recommended, based on the facts and information received/reported from respective Returning Officers.
Stating that one of the main reasons for consideration of repolling was connected to damage of EVMs by miscreants during and after the poll, it appealed to all electors to come out in big numbers to exercise their franchise.
Meanwhile, poll campaigning for the second phase of the Manipur assembly elections concludes at 4 pm on Thursday as the silent period begins from 48 hours prior to the closing of the poll. Polling for 22 of the total 60 assembly seats will be held on March 5.
Ahead of the silent period, political parties including ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and opposition Congress organised campaigns and appealed to vote for their respective parties.
Chief Minister, N Biren Singh, accompanied by BJP leaders attended door-to-door campaigns and public meetings at Lilong and Jiribam assembly constituencies in Thoubal and Jiribam districts.
Meanwhile, speaking to this reporter, the BJP Manipur Pradesh president Adhikarimayum Sharde Devi said that they are expecting a minimum of 15 seats out of 22 seats.
CEO Manipur visits injured IRB personnel
CEO Manipur, Rajesh Agrawal, accompanied by senior officials visited the 10 injured personnel of 2nd Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) from Mizoram at RIMS hospital in Imphal and enquired about their health conditions on Thursday.
The CEO condoled the demise of 2nd IRB constable K Lalawmpuia of Mizoram.
On Wednesday, one IRB constable died, while 10 others were injured in an accident in Tamenglong district while they were travelling from Mizoram to Manipur for the second phase polls on March 5.
Agarwal also visited another injured CRPF personnel of 340 Battalion who is currently undergoing treatment at JNIMS hospital in Imphal.