Manipur Election 2022 Highlights: Violence Mars Phase 1 Polls, 78.03% Voter Turnout Recorded As Polling Concludes In 38 Assembly Seats
Manipur Assembly Election 2022 Phase 1 Highlights: Voting began at 7 AM in 1,721 polling stations in five districts amid tight security and strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols. A total of 173 candidates, including 15 women, are in the fray.
Manipur Election 2022 Phase 1 LIVE Updates: Stray incidents of violence occurred in the first phase of elections to 38 Assembly constituencies in Manipur on Monday even as 78.03 per cent voter turnout was recorded till 5 p.m. when voting concluded, election officials said. Police officials in Imphal said that at least one person was injured in a clash between the workers of two rival political parties in Churachandpur district. An Electronic Voting Machine was damaged by some people at Singhat and it was later replaced. Polling for the first phase of Manipur Assembly elections in 38 constituencies spread across five districts including Imphal East, Imphal West, Bishnupur, Churachandpur, and Kangpokpi began at 7 am and will continue till 4 pm. A total of 173 candidates, including 15 females, are in the fray for the first phase of polls. The voters who are COVID positive or are under quarantine were allowed to vote at the last hour, between 3 pm to 4 pm. In the first phase, 12,22,713 voters including 6,29,276 women electorates would decide the fate of 173 candidates, including 15 women. In Monday’s polling, the electoral fate of Chief Minister and BJP candidate N.Biren Singh, his cabinet colleague Thongam Biswajit Singh, NPP candidate and Deputy Chief Minister Yumnam Joykumar Singh, senior BJP leader Thokchom Satyabrata Singh, Congress’ Ratankumar Singh, Lokeshwar Singh, Saratchandra Singh, sitting party MLA Akoijam Mirabai Devi are at stake. The second phase of polling will be held in 22 seats on March 5. Votes will be counted on March 10.
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