Tuesday , January 22 2019

Manipur Assembly election LIVE: Irom Sharmila casts vote; 29 per cent turnout recorded till 10 am

The first phase of Manipur Assembly election will cover 38 constituencies for which 1,643 polling stations have been set up


Manipur Assembly elections has begun today, with 38 constituencies going to poll for the First phase of elections.

As many as 1,643 polling stations have been set up in areas spread over like Imphal East, Imphal West, Bishnupur and the hill districts of Churachandpur and Kangpokpi.

More than 11 lakh voters to decide the fate of 168 candidates in the fray.

Heavy security has been positioned in all the parts of the state amid a continual clash with the United Naga Council.More than 250 companies of central paramilitary forces were on the ground with the Assam Rifles and Army aiding to provide security cover.

This election marks the debut of Irom Sharmila’s People’s Resurgence and Justice Alliance (PRJA) party.

Here are the live updates:

29 percent voter turnouts have been recorded till 10 am.

21 percent voting recorded till 9 am.

Irom Sharmila casts her vote at booth no. 3/39 of Khurai Assembly constituency and says confident of victory.

Polling in Kongpal in Imphal east’s Khuria area witnessed with participation of differently-abled and elderly people.

People queue up outside polling booths in Nambol’s Utlou village, voting to begin shortly

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