Imphal: Around 91.54 p.c of total 1.35 lakh voters exercised their franchise in by-elections to four Meeting seats in Manipur on Saturday, amid tight security and strict adherence to the COVID-19 protocol, an Election Commission legit talked about.
Polling ended peacefully and the destiny of total 11 candidates in Lilong and Wangjing-Tentha seats in Thoubal district, Saitu in Kangpokpi and Wangoi in Imphal West were sealed in EVMs in 203 polling stations, he talked about.
Lilong reported the most effective voter turnout at 93.29 p.c, adopted by Wangoi (91.19), Saitu (90.88) and Wangjing-Tentha (90.86), an EC account talked about.
The by-elections were necessitated after Congress MLAs of the four seats resigned from the Meeting and quit the event. They’ve joined the BJP.
The ruling BJP is contesting in three seats and supporting an independent candidate in Lilong seat, whereas the opposition Congress is within the fray in all four constituencies.
The Wangoi seat will glimpse an attractive battle because the National Of us’s Event (NPP), a coalition partner of the BJP-led authorities within the deliver, fielded its candidate against the nominees of the Congress and the saffron camp.
All security measures were in design and polling personnel were equipped with PPE kits, the legit talked about. The counting of votes will happen on 10 November.