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2022 Manipur Elections: 78.03% Voter Turnout Till 5 pm Amid Sporadic Violence

Catch all the live updates on the first phase of the Manipur Assembly polls here.

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2022 Manipur Elections: 78.03% Voter Turnout Till 5 pm Amid Sporadic Violence
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A voter turnout of 78.03 percent was recorded till 5 pm, as voting in the first phase of Manipur elections was held on Monday, 28 February.

This phase saw 38 of Manipur's 60 Assembly seats in the fray.

At least one person was injured in a clash between two parties in Churachandpur district, a PTI report said. An EVM was damaged, and was later replaced.

Over 67% of the 12 lakh eligible voters cast their votes to decide the fate of 173 candidates, out of which 15 are women.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is hopeful of retaining power in the state, but the saffron party, besides its old rival Congress, also faces competition from ally-turned-foe National People's Party (NPP).

The NPP is headed by Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma and is proving to be a major challenger in the state.

Snapshot
  • 38 out of Manipur's 60 Assembly seats are in the fray in phase one

  • Over 12 lakh voters will decide the fate of the 173 candidates, out of which 15 are women

  • The BJP has fielded candidates in all the 38 seats while the Congress is contesting 35, the JD(U) 28, and the NPP 27

  • Some of the key constituencies in this phase are Heingang, Lamlai, Yaiskul, and Bishenpur

  • A JD(U) candidate, Wanglembam Rojit Singh, who is contesting from Kshetrigao Assembly constituency, was shot at late on Saturday night by unknown armed persons in Imphal East district

  • The second phase of polling for the remaining 22 seats will be held on 5 March, and the votes will be counted on 10 March

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7:17 PM , 28 Feb

Manipur Polls Phase 1: 78.03% Voter Turnout Till 5 pm

78.03 percent voter turnout was recorded in the first phase of the Assembly polls in Manipur as of 5 pm on Monday.

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4:13 PM , 28 Feb

Manipur Polls Phase 1: 67.53% Voter Turnout Till 3 pm

A voter turnout of 67.53 percent was recorded till 3 pm, according to the data by Election Commission.

2022 Manipur Elections: 78.03% Voter Turnout Till 5 pm Amid Sporadic Violence
1:43 PM , 28 Feb
KEY EVENT

48.88 Percent Voter Turnout Till 1 pm

A voter turnout of 48.88 percent was recorded till 1 pm, according to the data by Election Commission.

2022 Manipur Elections: 78.03% Voter Turnout Till 5 pm Amid Sporadic Violence

Here's the district-wise turnout:

  • Bishenpur - 50.48%

  • Churachandpur - 40.37%

  • Imphal East - 46.11%

  • Imphal West - 52.15%

  • Kangpokpi - 61.30%

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1:34 PM , 28 Feb

'Disruption Reported in Keithelmanbi': Chief Electoral Officer

Rajesh Agarwal, the Chief Electoral Officer, Manipur, informed that "an incident of poll disruption has been reported in Keithelmanbi. This has led to a delay in polling process," news agency ANI reported.

He added, "EVM machine has been broken, we're examining whether to continue polls here today or go for a repoll."


Published: 28 Feb 2022, 6:59 AM IST
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