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Manipur polls highlights: 78 per cent voter turnout recorded in polling

Manipur Assembly elections: The polling commenced at 7am and ended at 6pm. 
A woman voter carrying her child shows her voter ID card after arriving to cast her vote for the first phase of Manipur Assembly elections on Monday. 
A woman voter carrying her child shows her voter ID card after arriving to cast her vote for the first phase of Manipur Assembly elections on Monday. 

A voter turnout of 78.03 per cent was recorded in the first of two phase elections in Manipur, sealing the fate of 173 candidates. The voting was held at 38 constituencies spread across five districts including Imphal East, Imphal West, Bishnupur, Churachandpur, and Kangpokpi. The state has a total of 60 assembly seats....Read More

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A total of 12,09,439 voters including 5,80,607 male, 6,28,657 female and 175 transgender voters exercised their franchise across 1,721 polling stations, said Rajesh Agarwal, Manipur's chief electoral officer of Manipur.

The polling began at 7 am and ended at 6 pm. Those who are diagnosed with Covid-19 or are under quarantine were allowed to vote at the last hour.

Notably, 381 polling stations were completely manned by all-women polling personnel, while one polling station in Saikot was manned completely by Person with Disability (PwD) polling personnel.

Key candidates whose fate to be decided to are state chief minister N Biren Singh from Heingang, speaker Y Khemchand Singh from Singjamei, deputy chief minister Yumnam Joykumar Singh from Uripok and state Congress chief N Lokesh Singh from Nambol. 

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Feb 28, 2022 7:20 PM IST

Voting in Manipur elections ends, 78.03% turnout recorded

Voting in Manipur elections ends, 78.03% turnout recorded. Kangpokpi (82.97%) and Imphal West (82.19%) lead the charts.

Feb 28, 2022 6:06 PM IST

78 per cent polling recorded till 5 pm 

Manipur recorded a voter turnout of 78.03% till 5 pm, says the election commission

Feb 28, 2022 5:07 PM IST

Voters from transgender community actively participate in poll process

Voters of transgender community take active participation in poll process. 


Feb 28, 2022 3:58 PM IST

Over 67% voter turnout recorded by 3 pm, says ECI

Manipur reported a voter turnout of 67.53% by 3 pm, the state election commission said. Kangpokpi recorded highest turnout of more than 76% so far. 

Feb 28, 2022 3:20 PM IST

Cong candidate & supporters broke EVM, alleges BJP. Watch video

BJP alleges Congress candidate Lamtingthang Haokip in Saitu Assembly constituency. Watch video shared by BJP Twitter handle.

Feb 28, 2022 1:49 PM IST

Vote turnout touch 48.88% till 1pm

The voter turnout in first phases has touched 48.88 per cent, according to the Election Commission figures.  

Feb 28, 2022 1:47 PM IST

Clash between BJP, Kuki People's Alliance workers in Singhat

In Singhat constituency, incident of clash between BJP and Kuki People's Alliance workers was reported on Monday morning. Polls officials say polling has resumed now.

Feb 28, 2022 1:25 PM IST

Poll disruption  reported in Keithelmanbi

As of now, 33% voter turnout is recorded. An incident of poll disruption has been reported in Keithelmanbi. This has led to a delay in polling process. EVM machine has been broken, we're examining whether to continue polls here today or go for a repoll, says Rajesh Agarwal, CEO Manipur. 

Feb 28, 2022 11:55 AM IST

27.34℅ polling recorded at 11 am

The voter turout stands at 27.34 per cent till 11 am, according to the Election Commission data. 

Feb 28, 2022 11:52 AM IST

Long queus at polling booths 

Image courtesy: ANI
Image courtesy: ANI
Feb 28, 2022 10:33 AM IST

Nearly 12% voter turnout recorded till 10 am

As polling for the first phase of Manipur Assembly elections is underway, State Election Commission informed that the voter turnout touched 11.68 per cent in the state till 10 am.

Feb 28, 2022 10:09 AM IST

‘Come out and vote for a prosperous Manipur': Amit Shah to voters

Feb 28, 2022 9:37 AM IST

9.9% voting recorded till 9am

9.9 per cent voter turnout has been recorded at 9am, according to the data by Election Commission.

Feb 28, 2022 9:33 AM IST

Your one vote will decide Manipur's future: BJP's Nadda

Feb 28, 2022 9:24 AM IST

Manipur voters exercise their franchise 

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Image courtesy: ANI
Feb 28, 2022 9:18 AM IST

Manipur governor shows inked finger after voting

HT Photo
HT Photo
Feb 28, 2022 9:14 AM IST

Manipur's deptuy CM casts his votes in Imphal

Manipur deputy chief minister and NPP candidate from Uripok, Yumnam Joykumar Singh cast his vote in Naoremthong Upper Primary School in Imphal. 

Feb 28, 2022 8:00 AM IST

Manipur governor La Ganesan votes at Imphal school

Manipur Governor La Ganesan votes at Tamphasana Girls' higher secondary School in Imphal.  "I appeal to all people of Manipur that they should exercise their franchise because in our country democracy is prevailing & sign of democracy is election," he said after voting. 

Feb 28, 2022 7:52 AM IST

CM Biren Singh casts his vote in Manipur polls

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Image courtesy: HT Photo

 State chief minister N Biren Singh who is contesting the polls from his traditional home seat casts vote. 

After casting vote he said BJP will get absolute majority this time and form it's own government. He is confident of getting 30 seats out of 38 assembly constituencies which goes to poll today. Singh, who is contesting against Congress candidate P Sharat, said he will get 75% votes of the 33,000 plus votes in the constituency.

Feb 28, 2022 7:02 AM IST

Voting begins in Manipur for phase 1 of assembly polls

Voting for the first phase of Manipur Elections begins. As many as 173 candidates in 38 constituencies in fray. 

Feb 28, 2022 6:43 AM IST

Afspa to job creation in focus as Manipur votes in Phase 1 today

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