Manipur Assembly Elections

Imphal, Feb 28: Voting for the first phase of Manipur Assembly elections will be held on Monday. A total of 173 candidates are in the fray across 38 seats in the first phase of the Manipur elections.

Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh recorded a voter turnout of around 55 percent during the fifth phase of assembly elections on Sunday. The counting of votes for the assembly elections will be on March 10.

Here is the update:

  • Voter turnout recorded at 9.9% till 9 am in first phase of Manipur polls –

Imphal East: 9.8%

Imphal West: 10.7%

Bishnupur: 12.1%

Churachandpur: 5.3%

Kangpokpi: 13.2%

Total: 9.9%

  • To hold a Covid-safe election, mandatory sanitization of the polling stations was done in different parts of Manipur and other measures, including the use of masks and sanitizers by everyone, social distancing, were strictly followed.

  • After casting vote voting, Manipur Governor La Ganesan said, “I appeal to all people of Manipur that they should exercise their franchise because in our country democracy is prevailing and a sign of democracy is an election.”
  • Manipur Governor La Ganesan casts his vote in Imphal

  • I’m hopeful of a win. Ask for a blessing from all voters. Request all voters to come out and vote, said Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh.
  • Voters at a polling station in Heingang, CM N Biren Singh’s constituency

  • Manipur CM and BJP candidate from Heingang, N Biren Singh arrives at Shrivan High School in Imphal to vote.

Manipur Assembly Elections

  • The first phase of polling in the assembly elections in Manipur began at 7 am on Monday in 38 constituencies spread across five districts. The polls will determine the fate of the BJP-led coalition currently in power in the state, headed by Chief Minister N Biren Singh.
  • The State Election Commission said that a large contingent of Central Armed Police Forces personnel was deployed in all the 38 poll-bound assembly constituencies in Manipur, while 9,895 polling personnel have already reached their designated 1,721 polling stations. Manipur has witnessed several incidents of violence in the past few days, killing two people and injuring five. On Saturday night, a JD (U) candidate was shot at by unidentified assailants in the Imphal East district.
  • Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh will perform puja at his residence in Heingang before casting his vote in the first phase of the state assembly elections. He will then go to the model polling station at Srivan high school in Luwangsangbam.