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Lok Sabha elections: Re-polling begins at 11 stations in Manipur

The Fact News Service
Imphal, April 22,

Re-polling began at 11 polling stations in the inner-Manipur Parliamentary constituency of the northeastern state on Monday.

After incidents of violence reported from these polling stations in Manipur on April 19, the Election Commission has ordered the repolling.

Some miscreants had allegedly opened fire and even destroyed EVMs at these polling stations during the first phase of the Lok Sabha elections on Friday.

Security has been tightened in all the polling stations to avoid any mishaps.

A local told ANI, “We have come to vote. Re-poll is happening. The security has been heightened.”

Manipur saw a voter turnout of 69.18 per cent till 7 pm on Friday.

The affected polling stations where repolling is being 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.

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

In the incidents of violence on April 19, one civilian was reported to be injured after the firing, and clashes were reported at a polling booth in Moirangkampu Sajeb Awang Leikai of Imphal, Manipur, during voting in the Lok Sabha elections.

All 32 assembly segments of the inner Manipur parliamentary constituency and 15 assembly segments of the outer Manipur (ST) parliamentary constituency voted for the Lok Sabha.

The voting for the remaining 13 segments of Outer Manipur will be held in the second phase on April 26.

The counting of votes will be held on June 4.

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