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.
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. He can be contacted by email at [email protected]