National BJP President to visit Manipur on Oct. 9
Imphal, Oct. 7 (EMN): The national president of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), JP Nadda will be arriving in Manipur on a two-day visit (Oct. 9 and 10) to discuss necessary political preparations for the upcoming State Assembly elections scheduled to be held in the early part of next year.
In this regard, Manipur Chief Minister, N Biren Singh on Thursday inspected the ongoing construction work of the party office in Imphal along with President BJP Manipur, Adhikarimayum Sharda Devi, state Prabhari, Dr. Sambit Patra and other senior party leaders. The BJP National President will inaugurate the party’s state head office on Oct. 10.
Earlier, Biren Singh accompanied by BJP leader, Abhay Giri, MLA, L Radhakishore Singh and Th Basanta inspected the preparation at the venue at Utlou where the BJP chief will address a gathering on Oct. 9 regarding the upcoming State Assembly election 2022.
Though BJP emerged as the second largest party, after the assembly elections in Manipur (2017), it was able to form the government with the support of four NPP MLAs, four Naga Peoples Front MLAs and one MLA each from TMC, Lok Janshakti Party and an Independent in the 60-member House.
ECI holds virtual meeting with DEOs of Manipur
Election Commission of India (ECI) on Thursday held a video conference with the district election officers (DEOs) of all districts in Manipur and concerned officers of the office of chief electoral officer.
During the conference, the deputy election commissioner, Nitesh Vyas discussed the status of poll preparedness and special summary revision in the state as well as the responsibilities of the DEOs in successful conduct of election.
The agenda discussed during the meeting included — refining of electoral rolls and Epic-related issues, polling stations rationalisation, human resource, training of operation of EVM and VVPATs, training of election manpower, election material, law and order and District Specific Issues During Legislative Assembly Election 2017, enrolment of 18 to 21 age group voters, amongst other.
The DEOs also highlighted the issues they are facing in the preparation of the upcoming Legislative Assembly election of Manipur, 2022.
The ECI assured maximum support and assistance for the smooth conduct of the poll in Manipur, wherein Vyas further added that medical certificates for PwDs would be required only for application of postal ballots. He also emphasised the significance of conducting Pre-FLCs (first level checking). Issues of condition of warehouses and strong rooms, expenditure sensitive matters as well as intermediate strong rooms were also discussed. DEOs were instructed to recover arms on time to ensure provision of Assured Minimum Facility (AMF) in all the polling stations.