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Demand for repoll raised in violence-hit polling stations in Manipur

The villagers of Thiulon under 52-Tamei AC demanded fresh poll in 52/62 Thiulon village and declaration of votes polled on Saturday null and void.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 6 Mar 2022, 3:15 pm

Voters demanding repoll (PHOTO: IFP)
Voters demanding repoll (PHOTO: IFP)

As violence marred several polling stations across different constituencies under six districts in the second phase of Manipur Assembly elections 2022, affected voters and candidate have demanded repoll in their respective polling stations.

INC candidate M Hemanta of 34-Wangjing Tentha Assembly constituency and his supporters on Sunday marched towards the DEO office Thoubal to demand repoll in all the polling stations which falls under Wanging areas.

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Villagers of Thiulon also staged a protest, alleging that Naga People's Front (NPF) supporters prevented supporters of the National People's Party to cast their votes and restricted entry of some voters at a polling site under 52-Tamei AC.

The affected villagers holding placards demanded fresh poll in 52/62 Thiulon village and declaration of votes polled on Saturday null and void. The protest reached inside the official bungalow of DC Tamenglong. SDO Tousem Paul Nangsha and superintendent of Police Anupam also rushed to the spot and assured to take up necessary action. 

It may be mentioned here that four candidates are in the fray in 52-Tamei assembly constituencies, including Naga People's Front candidate Forest Minister Awangbow Newmai, National People's Party candidate Z Kikhonbou and BJP candidate Wilubou Newmai and INC candidate GN Kumuiteung.

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Read: Violence mars Manipur polls phase 2; two shot dead, house burnt

Read: Manipur Assembly Elections 2022 Phase-2 Highlights: 76.62 pc voter turnout till 5 pm

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First published:5 Mar 2022, 1:46 pm

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