Free Press Journal

84 pc exercise franchise in Manipur polls



Imphal : Manipur recorded a tentative 84 per cent voter turnout in the first phase of polling for the 60-seat state assembly on Saturday.

Polling was held in 1,643 polling stations in 38 constituencies across the twin districts of Imphal East and Imphal West, Bishnupur and the hill districts of Churachandpur and Kangpokpi.

The figure is tentative as reports from 28 polling stations are to yet be received due to lack of proper communication, Chief Electoral Officer V K Dewangan told reporters here.

He said 77.18 per cent polling was recorded in the same constituencies in the 2012 Assembly elections.

He said there was alleged threat to voters by unidentified troublemakers at Saikul constituency in Kangpokpi district and investigations would be made.

The second phase of election in the remaining 22 constituencies is scheduled to be held on March 8.–PTI