Manipur Assembly Election Live News: 67.53 per cent voter turnout was recorded within the first section of the Assembly polls in Manipur as of three pm on Monday, the chief election officer knowledgeable. In the meantime, sporadic incidents of violence marred elections to 38 meeting constituencies. Voting started at 7 am in 1,721 polling stations in 5 districts amid tight safety and strict adherence to Covid-19 protocols. At the least one individual was injured in a conflict between two events in Churachandpur district. An EVM was broken, and it was later changed. Alleged Congress employees vandalised a BJP polling sales space in Kakwa space in Langthabal constituency in Imphal West district, whereas a automobile of an NPP candidate was broken by supporters of a rival group in Keirao seat, though no person was injured within the incident.
In accordance with PTI report, a havildar of eighth Manipur Rifles who was deployed for ballot responsibility was discovered lifeless in Pherzawl district early on Monday morning, police stated. Whereas it stays unclear how the incident occurred, police has registered a case for additional inquiry. The physique has been airlifted to Imphal. Polling was stalled at a polling station in Saitu constituency this morning after a conflict broke out between two teams, police stated. That is the primary of the two-part election within the insurgency-hit state.
As many as 173 candidates are within the fray with 12,09,439 voters anticipated to train their franchise. The important thing candidates whose fates can be determined at present embrace Chief Minister N Biren Singh, who’s contesting 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.