Manipur polls: EC revises polling dates, 1st phase on Feb 28, 2nd on March 5
The term of 60-member Manipur Assembly ends on March 19
The Election Commission on Thursday revised the dates for elections in Manipur.
According to the latest Election Commission statement, the first phase of polling will take place on February 28 instead of February 27.
The second phase of polling is now scheduled to be held on March 5 instead of 3.
The decision to reschedule the first phase of polls comes after the demand by Christian group to hold elections on any day other than Sunday (Feb 27), online portal Nagaland Post had reported.
The All Manipur Christian Association had filed a petition before the poll panel, citing that Sunday is a day of prayer for the community.
Responding to the Christian body's remarks, the poll panel had said,“They have explained their positions to us. So, we will discuss in the commission after reaching Delhi and we will take appropriate actions whatever is required for that.”
The Manipur elections this time will witness a total of 487 polling stations in five constituencies being managed by women poll officials. Read more
The constituencies that will be exclusively managed by women polling officials are Singjamei, Thoubal, Yaiskul, Wangkhei and Churachandpur.
The tenure of the Manipur Legislative Assembly, which consists of 60 members, is scheduled to end on March 19, 2022.
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