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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.

Updated: February 28, 2022 7:49 PM IST

By News Desk | Edited by Rajashree Seal

Manipur Elections: Second Phase Of Voting On 22 Seats Begins; Fate Of 92 Candidates To Be Sealed
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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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Stay tuned to this Live Blog for all the latest updates regarding Manipur Assembly Election 2022 Phase 1:

Live Updates

  • 7:47 PM IST

    This live blog has been archived

  • 7:44 PM IST
    The first phase of the Manipur Assembly elections concludes. 78.03% voters turnout recorded till 5 pm in the first phase of Manipur Elections 2022
  • 5:43 PM IST

    Manipur Election 2022: 78.03% Voter Turnout Till 5 PM in 38 Assembly Seats

  • 4:25 PM IST

    Manipur poll personnel killed in accidental firing: CEO

    A Manipur Police personnel, who was on poll duty on Monday, was killed in a “suspected case of accidental firing” from his service rifle during the first phase of assembly elections to 38 seats in the northeastern state, Chief Electoral Office (CEO) Rajesh Agarwal said.
    The incident took place in Tipaimukh assembly constituency in Churachandpur district. The police personnel was identified as Naorem Ibochouba, a resident of Kakching district, he said.
    Agarwal condoled the death of the police personnel, and said that his body has been airlifted to Imphal and sent to a state-run hospital for autopsy, the officer added.

  • 3:11 PM IST

    EVM damaged in clashes in Kangpokpi district: Reports of clashes and EVM damage emerged from Leplen village, in Saikul constituency of Kangpokpi district in Manipur.

  • 3:11 PM IST

    Repolling ordered at New Keithelmanbi polling station

    Repolling ordered at New Keithelmanbi polling station after the voting process was disrupted due to reports of clash and allegations of booth capturing.

  • 3:10 PM IST

    Gunshots reported at polling station in Keirao constituency

    Keirao assembly constituency falls in Imphal East district.

  • 1:53 PM IST

    Manipur Election Phase 1 LIVE: 48.88 % voters turnout recorded till 1 pm in the first phase of Manipur Polls
    Imphal East: 46.11%

    Imphal West: 52.15%

    Bishnupur: 50.48%

    Churachandpur: 40.37%

    Kangpokpi: 61.30%

  • 1:11 PM IST

    Rajesh Agarwal, CEO Manipur: As of now, 33% voter turnout is recorded. An incident of poll disruption has been reported in Keithelmanbi. This has led to a delay in the polling process. EVM machine has been broken, we’re examining whether to continue polls here today or go for a repoll.

  • 12:36 PM IST

    Havildar on poll duty found dead in Pherzawl district

    As per reports a havildar of 8th Manipur Rifles who was deployed for poll duty was found dead in Pherzawl district early on Monday morning, police said. The body has been airlifted to Imphal.

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Published Date: February 28, 2022 6:00 AM IST

Updated Date: February 28, 2022 7:49 PM IST