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Lok Sabha Polls: Re-polling Announced At 11 Polling Booths In Manipur On April 22 After Incidents Of Firing, Clashes Reported

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Imphal: After the completion of the first phase of the Lok Sabha elections, the Manipur Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) has announced re-polling for 11 polling booths in the inner Manipur Lok Sabha constituency. The re-polling is scheduled to take place on April 22, as confirmed by the Manipur Chief Electoral Officer.

Following a directive from the Election Commission declaring the initial polls held on April 19 as void, re-polling has been scheduled for 11 polling booths in the inner Manipur Lok Sabha constituency.

According to CEO’s order, “The Election Commission of India has, under Sections 58(2) and 58A(2) of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, directed that the poll taken on April 19 (Friday) in respect of 11 polling stations listed in the table below of 1-inner Manipur parliamentary constituency to be void and appointed April 22, 2024 (Monday) as the date for taking fresh poll at the said polling stations with hours of poll from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM.”

The affected polling stations where repolling will be conducted are Moirangkampu Sajeb Upper Primary School and S. Ibobi Primary School (East Wing), in the Khurai assembly constituency, four in Kshetrigao, one in Thongju, three in Uripok, and one in Konthoujam.

On April 19, incidents of violence were reported at some of the polling booths in conflict-torn Manipur where some miscreants opened fire and even destroyed EVMs.

The voting for the remaining 13 segments of Outer Manipur will be held in the second phase on April 26.The Lok Sabha polls will be held in India in seven phases, from April 19 to June 1 to elect the 543 members of the 18th Lok Sabha. The second phase will be held on April 26 and the remaining phases will be May 7, May 13, May 20, May 25, and June 1 accordingly. The counting of votes will be held on June 4.

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