Lok Sabha polls: Repoll in 11 booths in Manipur on April 22 after firing, clashes

06:15PM Sun 21 Apr, 2024

After the conclusion of the first phase of the Lok Sabha elections, the Manipur Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) announced that re-polling would be conducted at the ll polling booths of the inner Manipur Lok Sabha seat.

Voting will be held again at these stations on April 22, according to Manipur Chief Electoral Officer.
According to CEO's order, "The Election Commission of India has, under Sections 58(2) and 58(2) of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, directed that the poll taken on April 19 (Friday) in respect of 1l polling stations listed in the table below of 1-inner Manipur parliamentary constituency to be void and appointed April 22, 2024 (Monday) as the date for taking fresh poll at the said polling stations with hours of poll from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm."

The affected polling stations where repolling will be conducted are Moirangkampu Sajeb Upper Primary School and S. Ibobi Primary School (East Wing), in the Khurai assembly constituency, four in Kshetrigao, one in Thongju, three in Uripok, and one in Konthoujam.

On April 19, incidents of violence were reported at some of the polling booths in conflict-torn Manipur and EVMs were also destroyed.

In the incident, one person was reported to be injured after the firing, and clashes were reported at a polling booth in Moirangkampu Sajeb Awang Leikai of Imphal, Manipur, during voting.

All 32 assembly segments of the inner Manipur parliamentary constituency and 15 assembly segments of the outer Manipur (ST) parliamentary constituency voted for the Lok Sabha. The voting for the remaining 13 segments of Outer Manipur will be held in the second phase on April 26.

The Lok Sabha polls will be held in India in seven phases, from April 19 to June 1 to elect the 543 members of the 18th Lok Sabha.

The second phase will be held on April 26 and the remaining phases will be May 7, May 13, May 20, May 25, and June 1 accordingly. The counting of votes will be held on June 4. 

(With inputs from ANI)