Imphal, April 24,
Re-poll in 12 polling stations of 4 Assembly Constituencies of the Inner Manipur Parliamentary election today concludes at 4 pm, however polling at some station continues even after 4 pm as voters were on queue inside the complex at the final hour.
As per report at 3 pm, voter turnout is recorded to be 73.8% which is relatively higher than the last polling. The voter turnout is expected to cross 80% after the completion of the polling as many are seen waiting on queue at around 3.30 pm. There were reports of poll related violence outside the polling station at Yambem area in Andro Assembly constituency. A vehicle (EECO Van) of CPI was vandalized by a group of people near 7/32 -Yambem(C) polling station of 7-Andro A/C. Speaking to reporters a CPI worker said that they tour the polling sites where the re-poll took place today, however when they were on their way to Yambem (C ) polling station some goons alleged to be worker of Th. Shyamkumar stopped them near the polling station. The goons started blaming them for trying to disturb the polling which they are not and started vandalizing their vehicles. Back Shield Glass of the van was destroyed in the goons attack, said Lairenjam Ongbi Shantibala.
Even though there are reports of minor scuffles between workers of Political party at one or two polling stations, polling was reported peaceful as it was conducted under strict security surveillance. Total number of voters in the 12 Polling Stations is 9006. Out of this 4353 are male while 4642 are female voter. There is a transgender voter in the 7/32 – Yambem Upper Primary School Polling station.
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