Imphal April 24,
Even though the re-poll was conducted in 12 polling stations of the Inner Manipur Parliamentary Constituency, free and fair election seemed to be marred as poll related violence occurred at various places.
Today at around 10.45 in the morning BJP workers allegedly assaulted CPI workers and even vandalised a van they were traveling on.
The incident reportedly occurred at Yambem polling station 7/32 of Andro Assembly constituency.
Speaking to Imphal times, the victim said that he along with four others including two men and two elder women went to Yambem polling station to observe the condition of the polling. He said that around 200 metres away from polling station they were then asked by many people about their identities and accused them that they have come to disturb the election.
Later, he said that the key of the van was forcibly taken by them and people started assaulting him and also people threw stones damaging the van.
He said that it was an undemocratic act promoting hooliganism.
Similar incident also took place at Kiyamgei where polling agent of CPI were again threatened.
Meanwhile CPI candidate Dr. M Nara said to media persons that re-poll has benefited a lot. He also said that instead of feeling ashamed for conducting re-poll because of various misdeeds and booth capturing, act of hooliganism still took place at various places where their workers were again assaulted.
He assured that the re-poll will evidently increased his votes and decrease the votes of others.
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]
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