Imphal, April 22,
Election Commission of India (ECI) has announced fresh poll in the 12 polling stations of the Inner Manipur Parliamentary Constituency. Polling of the Inner Manipur Parliamentary Constituency was held on April 18. Congress Party and CPI had lodged complaint to the returning officer of mass rigging and booth capturing at as many as 30 polling stations.
As per the ECI notification, fresh polling will be held at 2/23 – Heingang Mayai Leikai (A), 2/26 – Heingang Makha Leikai, 2/31 – Kairang Muslim Mayai Leikai, 2/32 – Kairang Muslim Mamng Leikai and 2/33 – Kairang Khunou Chingya Leikai of 2-Heingang Assembly Constituency; 5/32- Khongman Zone –V(B) of Thongju Assembly Constituecy; 6/6 – Kiyamgei Mamang Leikai, 6/10 – Kiyamgei Muslim (South) (A) and 6/35 – Thiyam Konjil (B) of Keiroa Assembly Constituency and 7/32 – Yanbem (C) and 7/39 Nungbrang of Andro Assembly Constituency.
A press statement by the CEO Manipur said that live webcasting will be done in the 12 polling stations during the re-poll.
Interestingly, all the polling stations which the ECI announced for fresh poll are in Imphal East. Of the 12 Polling Stations 5 are in Heingang assembly constituency where the Chief Minister N. Biren Singh represent as MLA.
Congress candidate O. Nabakishore had earlier stated that he was not allowed to stay inside the 6/6 – Kiyamgei Mamang Leikai polling station and alleged that besides not allowing his agent to sit in the polling station he was nearly assaulted by the BJP workers.
At polling station No. 6/6 – Kiyamgei Mamang Leikai, the EVM machine was destroyed by a group of people and 2 polling officials were injured in the attack. Security personnel present on the scene fire several round of gun shots on the air to control the situation.
William Gurumayum, Sub-Editor of Imphal Times is a resident of Sagolband Salam Leikai. He has been with Imphal Times since beginning. A avid adventure lover, writes mostly travelogue.
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raj Monday, 22 April 2019 20:28 Comment Link
Would this supposed to be projected as people's mandate of so-kalled popularity if repoll was not announced?