Imphal, Oct 11: Counting of the fifth Panchayat election began today at each district head quarters where the election was held.
At Thoubal district a team of police led by OC B. Rishikesh conducted drive against selling of illicit liquors in the surrounding of the Thoubal DC office where the counting took place . Seized liquors during the drive were set ablaze in the presence of media persons,
Counting for Thoubal and Lilong blocked took place at Thoubal DC Office counting hall.
Vehicular movement were diverted along Charangpat route during the counting.
Panchayat election is held to elect new local body representatives including Zilla Parishad, Pradhan and ward members. In case of any election misconduct, re-polling will be held on October 9, 2017, a report claimed.
A total of 7,16,813 voters including 3,68,691 females and 3,48,139 males will exercise their franchise in the election. Each voter has to cast his/her vote in secrecy in three ballot papers of three different colours. Ballot paper for Pradhan is in yellow, for Zilla Parishad in pink colour and Gram Panchayat member in white.
Voting will take place in all six valley districts of Manipur – Imphal West, Imphal East, Bishnupur, Jiribam, Kakching and Thoubal – across 1,521 polling stations to elect 60 Zilla Parishad Members, 161 Pradhans and 1,513 ward members.