Manipur Assembly election: Polling for first phase ends, more than 80 per cent polling recorded

The first phase covered 38 constituencies for which 1,643 polling stations were set up in areas spread over Imphal East, Imphal West, Bishnupur among others.

First phase of Manipur Assembly elections ended today, with over 80 per cent voter turnout being recorded till reports last came in.

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

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

There was heavy security in parts of the state amid continual clashes with the United Naga Council.

More than 250 companies of central paramilitary forces were deployed on duty with the Assam Rifles and Army aiding in providing security cover. No major law and order issues were reported.

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

Here are the live updates:

  • No major law and order problems were reported.
  • Officials said this number was expected to go higher.
  • According to preliminary reports, the first phase of polling saw more than 80 per cent voting.
  • Polling time for the first phase ended at 3 pm.
  • 69 per cent voter turnout has been reported till 1pm in the ongoing first phase of elections.
  • PRJA party candidate Erendro Leichombam has been rushed to hospital after he was attacked by members of rival contesting party in Imphal. {mosimage}
  • 43 per cent voting recorded till 11 am.
  • 29 per cent voter turnout has been recorded till 10 am.
  • 21 per cent voting recorded till 9 am.
  • Irom Sharmila casts her vote at booth no. 3/39 of Khurai Assembly constituency, says confident of victory.
  • Polling in Kongpal in Imphal east's Khuria area witnessed participation of differently-abled and elderly people.
  • 10 per cent voter turnout recorded in the first hour of polling.
  • People queue up outside polling booths in Nambol's Utlou village, voting to begin shortly

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