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Manipur Assembly Elections 2022: Re-polling in six polling stations in two districts of Manipur today

The Election Commission on Monday ordered re-polling in six polling stations under five Assembly constituencies in Manipur

Manipur Assembly Elections 2022: Re-polling in six polling stations in two districts of Manipur today
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Imphal: The repolling in six polling stations under Tadubi, Ukhrul, Chingai, Karong (all reserved for ST), and Wangjing Tentha Assembly constituencies will be held on Tuesday (March 8, 2022).

The Election Commission on Monday ordered re-polling in six polling stations under five Assembly constituencies in Manipur, Chief Electoral Officer Rajesh Agrawal said. Voting would be open from 7 am to 4 pm on Tuesday.

The assembly polls will decide the electoral fate of 92 candidates, including 12 from the BJP, followed by Congress (18), National People's Party (11), Janata Dal (United) and Naga People's Front (10 each).

Over 77 per cent of the 8,38,730 voters exercised their franchise in 22 of the 60 constituencies on Saturday while 88.63 per cent of 12,09,439 voters cast their votes in 38 seats in the first phase of polling on February 28.

One of the main reasons for consideration of re-polling was connected to damage of Electronic Voting Machines by miscreants during and after the second and final phase of polling on March 5, said the Chief Electoral Officer.

According to the earlier reports, 12 incidents of damage to EVMs by miscreants were reported on Saturday and FIRs have been registered in each case.

Two persons were killed in a police firing and an attack by the rival party workers and several others were injured in separate incidents in Senapati and Thoubal districts in Manipur in the second phase of elections.

The counting of votes will take place on March 10, along with four other states- Uttarakhand, Punjab, Goa and Uttar Pradesh, where Assembly polls were held.

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