Elections 2017: 86% Turnout In Manipur - Highlights

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Elections 2017: 86% Turnout In Manipur - Highlights

Manipur Elections 2017: Voting on for its second and final phase of assembly elections.

Manipur is voting in its second and final phase of assembly elections today. Ninety eight candidates are trying their luck in the 22 constituencies that are voting in this phase. Chandel, Imphal East, Senapati, Tamenglong, Thoubal, Ukhrul districts are voting for Manipur's next government today. Human rights crusader Irom Sharmila - also known as the 'Iron Lady' - contesting against Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh in Thoubal. Mr Singh's son is also contesting in this phase. Surjakurnar Okram has been fielded from Khangabok. Former Churchill Brothers skipper Somatai Shaiza is contesting on a BJP ticket from Ukhrul. Moirangthem Okendro, the Congress sitting MLA and Minister of Education, is contesting from Heirok. Campaigning for the second phase ended on Monday. The first phase of polling on March 4, covering 38 constituencies, recorded a voter turnout of 84 per cent. Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla has appealed to the electorate to come out in large numbers and exercise their fundamental rights.

Here are the highlights for the second and the final phase of Manipur assembly elections:




Mar 08, 2017
14:50 (IST)
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13:24 (IST)
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12:23 (IST)
Mar 08, 2017
11:18 (IST)
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10:18 (IST)
Mar 08, 2017
09:35 (IST)
Mar 08, 2017
09:34 (IST)
Voters lining outside a polling booths to cast their votes.



Mar 08, 2017
08:21 (IST)

Mar 08, 2017
08:05 (IST)
First time voters cast their vote at in Thoubal.


Mar 08, 2017
07:46 (IST)

Mar 08, 2017
07:45 (IST)

Mar 08, 2017
07:44 (IST)
Okram Ibobi Singh casts his vote at Athokpam Makha Leikai in Thoubal, Irom Sharmila is also contesting from this seat.
Mar 08, 2017
07:41 (IST)
Final phase polling begins for assembly elections in Manipur covering 22 constituencies.


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