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Manipur Election 2022 voting: Sporadic violence mars first phase, 78.03 % turnout recorded

The BJP formed the government in Manipur in 2017 with the support of the National People's Party (NPP), Naga People's Front (NPF) and the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP). However, this time the BJP decided to go solo and is contesting all 60 seats alone.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk New Delhi Updated on: February 28, 2022 19:24 IST
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Manipur Election 2022 voting LIVE Updates

Polling in the first phase of assembly elections in Manipur began at 7 AM on Monday in 38 constituencies spread across five districts with strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols. As many as 12,09,439 voters are eligible to exercise their franchise to elect their representatives from among 173 candidates, including 15 women, across 1,721 polling stations. The prominent candidates in the fray include Chief Minister and BJP candidate N Biren Singh, Assembly Speaker Y Khemchand Singh, Deputy Chief Minister and NPP candidate Yumnam Joykumar and Manipur Congress president N Lokesh Singh. Of the 38 seats, 10 constituencies are in Imphal East, 13 in Imphal West, six each in Bishnupur and Churachandpur, and three in Kangpokpi district. Manipur Chief Electoral Officer Rajesh Agarwal has said that out of the total 173 candidates, 39 have criminal antecedents. The BJP has fielded candidates in all the 38 seats, followed by Congress with 35 contestants, NPP with 27, JD (U) with 28, Shiv Sena with seven, RPI (Athawale) with six, LJP (Ram Vilas) with three, and Kuki National Assembly and Kuki People's Alliance with two each. Eighteen Independents are also in the fray.

Manipur Election 2022 Voting

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  • 6:46 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Manipur Election 2022: Poll personnel killed in accidental firing, says CEO

    A Manipur Police personnel, who was on poll duty on Monday, was killed in a "suspected case of accidental firing" from his service rifle during the first phase of assembly elections to 38 seats in the northeastern state, Chief Electoral Office (CEO) Rajesh Agarwal said. The incident took place in Tipaimukh assembly constituency in Churachandpur district. The police personnel was identified as Naorem Ibochouba, a resident of Kakching district, he said.

  • 5:15 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Manipur Election 2022: 67.53 % turnout recorded till 3 PM

    Violence marred the first phase of Manipur assembly elections to 38 constituencies on Monday even as 67.53 per cent of around 12.09 lakh voters exercised their franchise till 3 PM, election officials said. Naorem Ibochouba, a state police personnel deployed for poll duty in Tipaimukh assembly constituency in Churachandpur district, died in a "suspected case of accidental firing" from his service rifle, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Rajesh Agarwal said.

  • 4:23 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Manipur Election 2022: Sporadic violence mars first phase

    Incidents of violence marred elections to 38 assembly constituencies in the first phase of Manipur assembly polls on Monday even as 48.88 per cent of around 12.09 lakh voters exercised their franchise till 1 PM, election officials said.

    Kangpokpi district recorded the highest voters' turnout at 61.30 per cent. Imphal West district, which has the highest number of constituencies, registered 52.15 per cent polling, while Imphal East reported 46.11 per cent voting.

  • 3:37 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Manipur Election 2022: Covid positive voters will be allowed to vote at last hour

    Voting will continue till 4 pm in Manipur today. The voters who are COVID positive or are under quarantine will be allowed to vote at the last hour, between 3 pm to 4 pm.

  • 2:51 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Manipur Election 2022: Clash reported in Churachandpur district

    Police officials in Imphal said that at least one person was injured in a clash between the workers of two rival political parties in Churachandpur district.

    An Electronic Voting Machine was damaged by some people at Singhat and it was later replaced.

    Congress workers allegedly damaged a BJP polling booth in Kakwa area in Langthabal constituency in Imphal West district, while a vehicle of a National People's Party candidate was damaged by workers by the members of the rival group in Keirao seat, though none was injured in the incident.

  • 2:50 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Manipur Election 2022: EC to decide on repoll in Keithelmanbi

    Amid reports of Manipur poll disruption in Keithelmanbi in Imphal West district, Chief Electoral Officer Rajesh Agarwal on Monday said that the state Election Commission is examining whether or not to continue the polls as an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) machine has been found to have been broken.

    Speaking to ANI, Agarwal said, "An incident of poll disruption has been reported in Keithelmanbi. This has led to a delay in the polling process. The EVM machine has been broken, and we're examining whether to continue polls here today or go for a repoll."

    Reportedly, clashes had broken out between Congress and the BJP supporters in Keithelmanbi after the Opposition party raised allegations of booth capturing.

    A total of 173 candidates, including 15 females, are in the fray for the poll.

  • 1:50 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Manipur Election 2022: Constituency-wise polling till 1 pm

    Manipur records 48.88% polling on 38 seats till 1 pm  

     CONSTITUENCY POLLING
    Andro 53.69%
    Bishenpur 51.66%
    Churachandpur 37.50%
    Heingang 52.11%
    Henglep 34.30%
    Kangpokpi 63.20%
    Keirao 50.44%
    Keisamthong 57.15%
    Khetrigao 31.25%
    Khundrakpam 46.61%
    Khurai 48.27%
    Konthoujam 49.40%
    Kumbi 47.93%
    Lamlai 45.78%
    Lamsang 52.28%
    Langthabal 59.51%
    Mayang Imphal 48%
    Moirang 51.57%
    Nambol 51.27%
    Naoriya Pakhanglakpa 50.50%
    Oinam 51.17%
    Patsoi 49.05%
    Sagolband 58.20%
    Saikot 43%
    Saikul 65.37%
    Saitu 57.44%
    Sekmai 44.11%
    Singhat 35.60%
    Singjamei 51.94%
    Thanga 48.06%
    Thangmeiband 56.88%
    Thanlon 53.83%
    Thongju 44.61%
    Tipaimukh 45.91%
    Uripok 49.14%
    Wangkhei 42.81%
    Wangoi 54.94%
    Yaiskul 47.30%

     

  • 1:19 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Manipur Election 2022: Poll disruption incident reported in Keithelmanbi

    "As of now, 33% voter turnout is recorded. An incident of poll disruption has been reported in Keithelmanbi. This has led to a delay in polling process. EVM machine has been broken, we're examining whether to continue polls here today or go for a repoll," says Rajesh Agarwal, CEO Manipur

  • 11:51 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Manipur Election 2022: Constituency-wise polling till 11 am

    Manipur records 27.34% polling on 38 seats till 11 am 

     CONSTITUENCY POLLING
    Andro 32.17%
    Bishenpur 31.64%
    Churachandpur 14.50%
    Heingang 32.45%
    Henglep 14.35%
    Kangpokpi 35.20%
    Keirao 34.61%
    Keisamthong 36.22%
    Khetrigao 12.77%
    Khundrakpam 29.46%
    Khurai 31.10%
    Konthoujam 29.45%
    Kumbi 29.68%
    Lamlai 25.29%
    Lamsang 32.29%
    Langthabal 35.99%
    Mayang Imphal 26%
    Moirang 32.30%
    Nambol 31.50%
    Naoriya Pakhanglakpa 28.81%
    Oinam 23.40%
    Patsoi 28.62%
    Sagolband 37.86%
    Saikot 18.30%
    Saikul 33.52%
    Saitu 30.42%
    Sekmai 29.08%
    Singhat 13.07%
    Singjamei 30.40%
    Thanga 27.48%
    Thangmeiband 36.78%
    Thanlon 30.40%
    Thongju 19.28%
    Tipaimukh 14.95%
    Uripok 27.41%
    Wangkhei 25.37%
    Wangoi 34.62%
    Yaiskul 25.45%

     

  • 10:58 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Manipur Election 2022: Long queues of voters outside polling stations

  • 10:29 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Manipur Election 2022: Nadda urges all to vote

  • 10:27 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Manipur Election 2022: Amit Shah urges youth to vote in large numbers

  • 10:26 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Manipur Election 2022: Nearly 12% voter turnout till 10 am

    As polling for the first phase of Manipur Assembly elections is underway, State Election Commission on Monday informed that the voter turnout touched 11.68 per cent in the state till 10 am. 

    Kangpokpi at 15.78 per cent and Bishnupur and Imphal West at 14.37 and 14.31 per cent respectively recorded the highest voter turnout so far, while Churachandpur with 4.97 per cent recorded the lowest.

    A total of 38 Assembly constituencies spread across five districts, Imphal East, Imphal West, Bishnupur, Churachandpur, and Kangpokpi are undergoing polling today.

  • 10:25 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Manipur Election 2022: 8.94% voter turnout till 9.30 am

    8.94% voters turnout recorded till 9.30 am in the first phase of Manipur elections

  • 9:36 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Manipur Election 2022: Constituency-wise polling till 9 am

    Manipur records 7.26% polling till 9 am 

     CONSTITUENCY POLLING
    Andro 12.94%
    Bishenpur 13.75%
    Churachandpur 4.13%
    Heingang 11.20%
    Henglep 5.63%
    Kangpokpi --
    Keirao 12.46%
    Keisamthong 18.87%
    Khetrigao 3.64%
    Khundrakpam 12.78%
    Khurai 10.94%
    Konthoujam 10.30%
    Kumbi --
    Lamlai --
    Lamsang --
    Langthabal --
    Mayang Imphal --
    Moirang --
    Nambol 14.08%
    Naoriya Pakhanglakpa 13.65%
    Oinam 11.60%
    Patsoi 10.20%
    Sagolband 14.17%
    Saikot 3.38%
    Saikul --
    Saitu 13.00%
    Sekmai --
    Singhat 3.47%
    Singjamei 14.71%
    Thanga --
    Thangmeiband 18.53%
    Thanlon 13.33%
    Thongju 8.50%
    Tipaimukh 6.21%
    Uripok --
    Wangkhei 11.18%
    Wangoi --
    Yaiskul 9.98%

     

  • 9:27 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Manipur Election 2022: Deputy CM Yumnam Joykumar Singh cast his vote in Imphal

  • 8:49 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Manipur Election 2022: CM N Biren Singh exudes confidence in win

    Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh cast his vote at Shrivan High School in Imphal as voting for Manipur Assembly polls got underway on Monday. Singh is contesting from his traditional home seat, Heingang constituency in Imphal East. Notably, the Chief Minister is seeking the fifth term in the state.

    Speaking to reporters after casting his vote, Singh expressed confidence that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will be voted to power in the state. He said, "The BJP is expecting at least 30 out of 38 seats in the first phase. People of Manipur like Prime Minister Narendra Modi."

    "I request people of my constituency along with other voters to cast their valuable votes and use democratic power given by Constitution," he added.

  • 7:57 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Manipur Election 2022: First phase Assembly elections underway

  • 7:57 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Manipur Election 2022: Governor La Ganesan votes in Imphal

  • 7:31 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Manipur Election 2022: PM Modi urges voters to vote

  • 7:30 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Manipur Election 2022: CM and BJP candidate N Biren Singh casts his vote in Imphal

  • 7:01 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Manipur Election 2022: Voting begins

    Voting for the first phase of Manipur elections begins; 173 candidates in 38 constituencies in fray

  • 6:45 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Manipur Election 2022: Who are the prominent candidates?

    Prominent BJP candidates fighting for the first phase include chief minister N Biren Singh (Heingang seat), assembly speaker Y Khemchand Singh (Singjamei), ministers Th Biswajit Singh (Thongju), S Rajen Singh (Lamsang), O Lukhoi Singh (Wangoi), and Vungzagin Valte (Thanlon).

     

  • 6:44 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Manipur Election 2022: Districts polling today

    Manipur's first phase polls cover 29 seats in the valley districts of Imphal West, Imphal East, and Bishnupur. The rest - Kangpokpi, Churachandpur, and Pherzawl - are in the hill districts.

  • 6:42 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Manipur Election 2022: Cong expels candidate hours before polls begin

    Hours before the Manipur assembly polls get underway, Congress on Sunday night expelled its candidate for Wangoi AC, Salam Joy Singh, from the primary membership of the party with immediate effect on disciplinary grounds.

    Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee working president T Mangibabu Singh on Sunday evening issued an order to this effect.

    As per the order, Congress found "prima facie evidence" against Singh for breach of “disciplinary rules”.

  • 6:38 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Manipur Election 2022: What happened in 2017?

    In the 2017 Manipur Assembly elections, Congress emerged as the single largest party winning 28 seats followed by the BJP which settled with 21 seats.

    The National People's Party (NPP) and Naga People's Front (NPF) bagged four seats each while the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) managed to secure only one constituency. BJP bagged 36.28 per cent vote share while Congress received 35.11 per cent of the total vote.

    Later, BJP stitched a coalition with the NPP, NPF and LJP to form the government under the leadership of Biren Singh. 

  • 6:38 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Manipur Election 2022: Political parties and alliances

    This time, the BJP decided to go solo and is contesting all 60 seats alone

    On the other hand, Congress has formed an alliance of six political parties and named it Manipur Progressive Secular Alliance (MPSA). The coalition partners in MPSA include Congress, Communist Party of India (CPI), Communist Party of India (Marxist), Forward Bloc, Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP) and Janata Dal (Secular).

  • 6:37 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Manipur Election 2022: Polling schedule

    Elections for the 60-member Manipur Assembly will take place in two phases on February 28 and March 5. As many as 38 seats will go to the polls in the first phase while voting in 22 constituencies will take place in the second phase.

  • 6:37 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Manipur Election 2022: Photo voter slip discontinued

    Since the Election Commission of India (ECI) has discontinued Photo Voter Slip as an identity proof, voters shall require to produce one of the 12 identity documents approved by the Commission, including Aadhaar Card, MNREGA Job Card, Passbooks with photographs issued by Bank/Post Office, Health Insurance Smart Card issued under the scheme of Ministry of Labour, Driving License, PAN Card etc.

  • 6:36 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Manipur Election 2022: What is the timing for polling?

    Voting will begin at 7 am and will continue till 4 pm. The voters who are COVID positive or are under quarantine will be allowed to vote at the last hour, between 3 pm to 4 pm.

  • 6:35 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Manipur Election 2022: How many voters and polling stations?

    A total of 12,09,439 voters including 5,80,607 male, 6,28,657 female and 175 transgender voters are in Phase-I who will exercise their franchise across 1,721 polling stations.

    There is a total of 10,041 PwD electors and 251 centenarian voters in these 38 assembly constituencies

  • 6:34 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Manipur Election 2022: How many candidates in fray?

    A total of 173 candidates, including 15 females, are in the fray for the first phase of Manipur polls, scheduled for today.

    Party-wise, the Bharatiya Janata Party has contested 38 contestants, while 35 are in the fray from the Indian National Congress. Janata Dal (United) has contested 28 candidates.