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Manipur gears up for 2nd phase of Assembly Elections

Manipur has geared up for the second phase of assembly polls scheduled to be held tomorrow. As many as 92 candidates, including two women, are in the fray for the

Manipur has geared up for the second phase of assembly polls scheduled to be held tomorrow. As many as 92 candidates, including two women, are in the fray for the second phase to be held across 22 constituencies in the state.

The two women candidates are CPI’s Y Romita from Kakching constituency and SS Olish of the BJP from Chandel constituency.

Of the total candidates, 22 are from the BJP, 18 from the Congress, 10 each of Janata Dal-United (JD-U) and Naga People’s Front (NPF), 11 from the National People’s Party (NPP), two each of Shiv Sena and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), three from the Republican Party of India-Athawale (RPI-A), one each of Rashtriya Janhit Sangharsh Party (RJSP) and CPI, and 12 independent candidates.

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It may be mentioned that the Lok Janshakti Party-Ram Vilas (LJP-R), the newly formed Kuki People’s Alliance (KPA), and the Kuki National Assembly (KNA) did not field any of their candidates in the second phase.

As many as 8, 47,400 electors are expected to exercise their franchise.

Voting will be conducted in a total of 1,247 polling stations, including six auxiliary polling stations. Of the six auxiliary polling stations, four are in Thoubal and the other two are in Churachandpur. Thoubal, which has the highest number of assembly constituencies, will have 395 polling stations.

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First Published: 4th March, 2022 9:53 IST

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