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Rabi Takhellambam

Rabi Takhellambam

Rabi Takhellambam, a resident of Kairembikhok Mayai Leikai, ThoubaI District has been in the field of Journalism for more than 10 years. Rabi, is well known for his reporting from Thoubal side and Indo-Myanmar border. Rabi is also a member of All Manipur Working Journalist Union, the parent body of Journalist Union in Manipur.

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Allegations made by CPI to defame 3 sitting Minister a day before voting day in violation of MCC – CMO

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Imphal, April 19,

The holding of the press conference at Irawat Bhawan, Bir Tikendrajit Road, Imphal on Wednesday i.e., on the 17th day of April, 2019, by CPI Manipur State Council Secretary, L.Sotinkumar, when the poll was already scheduled to be held on 18th April, 2019 is per se, in clear violation of the Model Code of Conduct, said a statement by S Ranjan , PS to CM.
In the press conference held at Irawat Bhawan, Bir Tikendrajit Road, Imphal on the 17th April,2019, CPI Manipur State Council Secretary, L. Sotinkumar claimed to received reports from the party local units and made allegations about the CPI workers being threaten in the constituencies of as reproduced in daily newspapers of April 18, 2019
PS to the CM statement said that the  allegations have been made to defame the three sitting Ministers of the said three assembly constituencies and impute to the public at large that the said three ministers, the BJP candidate R.K.Ranjan and the Bharatiya Janata Party are unfair and indulge in illegal activities. The allegations are therefore aimed at lowering their good will, image and reputation in the society. It added that the statements made in the said press conference and widely circulated in newspaper and local TV news channels are also in violation of Model Code of Conduct as the said allegations are totally baseless, false and bereft of any truth. The said allegations are personal attacks against the three Ministers, solely aimed at tarnishing their images, good will and reputation and that too at a time, when voters would be casting their votes today. The malafied intention of holding the press conference on 17/04/2019 was to ensure that in the morning of the poll day on 18/04/2019, when the voters prepare to cast their votes for the Inner Manipur Parliamentary Constituency, they are negatively influenced against the said three Ministers, the BJP candidate and the BJP. It is aimed to mislead the voters to cast their votes against BJP and the BJP candidate, the statement added.

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Congress candidate says- he was nearly assaulted by BJP workers

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Imphal, April 18,

Congress Candidate of the Inner Manipur Parliamentary Constituency O Nabakishore today said that he was nearly assaulted by workers of the BJP at polling station No. 6/6 at Kiyamgei Mamang Leikai.

Nabakishore said that BJP workers at the polling station no. 6/6  - Kiyamgei Mamang Leikai tried to prevent him from entering the polling station. He also alleges that he didn’t see any of the election agents of other candidate including that of the Congress party. While he was inquiring on why an agent of the Congress was not allowed a person came posing as Congress agent. However he was later found out to be sent by BJP workers, Nabakishore said.

Congress supporter said they were not allowed to cast their vote but sent out after marking ink at their finger.

On the other hand an agent of the BJP while talking to media persons said that tension erupted among the voters after the Congress Candidate of the Inner Manipur O. Nabakishore  stayed at the polling station for over 15 minutes. The agent alleged that Nabakishore presence had disturbed the free and fair polling at the station. Another source said that the BJP workers had forced the local journalist from covering the events.

Meanwhile, O Nabakishore also said that in Andro Assembly Constituency polling station No. 7/10, 7/39 and 7/40 has been rigged by BJP workers. O Nabakishore demanded re-poll of the said polling station at Andro and also polling No 6/6 of  Kiyamgei Mamang Leikai.

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CPI alleges death threat to their workers

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Imphal, April 17,

Communist Party of India (CPI) today said that their worker have been threatened by workers of BJP at Andro , Heingang and Thongju Assembly constituencies. Speaking to media persons today afternoon at Irabot Bhavan, here in Imphal, Secretary of the State CPI , L. Sotinkumar said that their workers has been threatened of dire consequences if they sit as agent of the CPI inside the polling station of the three Assembly constituencies. A complaint has been lodged to the CEO through the RO in this regard by the CPI, Heingang Assembly Constituency 

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Accessibility Observer Visits Bishnupur

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Bishnupur, April 15,
Accessibility Observer, J.C. Ramthanga, Principal Secretary visited Bishnupur district and assessed the poll preparedness of the district with respect to persons with disability.
In a meeting held at Conference Hall with members of District Monitoring Committee on Accessible Election for Persons with Disability (PwD) Voters, the observer urged the committee to ensure that the PwDs are given opportunity to vote in the coming election. “The polling booths should be disabled friendly”, he stated It may be mentioned that the district has arranged stretchers, wheelchairs, vehicles and boats in the 6 ACs based on the need of the PwDs. The DEO and Chairman of the committee Pawan Yadav stated that all the polling stations have established all basic facilities for the persons to access polling booths. He further stated that volunteers will set up ‘voter assistance cell’ in each booth to facilitate voters to cast their vote without any difficulty.
The district has a total of 868 PwD voters.

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