1. Manipur Assembly Elections 2017 Phase 2 Polling Live Updates: 86 per cent voter turnout recorded, the highest since 2009

Manipur Assembly Elections 2017 Phase 2 Polling Live Updates: 86 per cent voter turnout recorded, the highest since 2009

Manipur is voting today in the second phase of Assembly elections in the state. The first phase of polling in the state took place on March 4.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: March 8, 2017 6:45 PM
Polling officials leave for election duty on the eve of 2nd phase of Assembly polls in Chandel district on Tuesday. (PTI)

Here are the live updates of Manipur Assembly Elections 2017 Phase 2 Polling:

6:41 pm: Manipur records around 86 per cent voter turnout in the last phase of Assembly polls, the highest since 2009: EC

5:18 pm: State Chief Electoral officer Vivek Kumar Dewangan said the percentage was expected to go up as long queues were still visible outside several polling booths.

5:15 pm: A huge voter turnout of 84 per cent was recorded in the first phase of polling.

4:20 pm: “There were some incidents of violence in Tamenglong Assembly segment. But the incidents took place outside the polling booths. The police have taken appropriate action,” Chief Electoral officer Vivek Kumar Dewangan said.

2:25 pm: 78 per cent polling recorded till 2 pm.

1:25 pm: Voter turnout of 67 per cent recorded till 1 pm.

11:25 am: 45 per cent voter turnout recorded till 11 am, according to a report.

10:12 am: 21 per cent voter turnout recorded till 9 am.

7:33 am: Urging all those voting today, in the 2nd phase of the Manipur Assembly Elections to turnout in large numbers & vote, PM Narendra Modi tweeted.

7:28 am: Sure of our win, we are confident, says  Manipur CM Okram Ibobi Singh’s son Okram Surjakumar Singh contesting from Khangabok constituency.

7:25 am: Will get a clear mandate, this election is something like a referendum, both hill and the valley: Manipur CM Okram Singh after casting vote.

7:00 am: Voting has begun in 22 constituencies.

Manipur is voting today in the second phase of Assembly elections in the state. The first phase of polling in the state took place on March 4. It recorded a huge voter turnout of 84 per cent in the valley districts of Imphal East, Imphal West and Bishnupur. The crucial candidates contesting in the second phase are human rights activist-turned-politician Irom Chanu Sharmila and Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh. On Tuesday, Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla appealed electorates to cast votes.

On Tuesday, Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla appealed electorates to cast their votes in large numbers exercise their fundamental rights. The polling will be held in 22 constituencies of the state including districts Thoubal, Ukhrul, Chandel, Tamenglong and Senapati. The Election Commission has set up 1151 polling stations for the purpose. Heptulla appealed to the voters to show “their constitutional responsibility” to make the north-eastern state “the first state in the country with the highest number of voter turnout.” The result of the elections will be announced on March 11.

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