IMPHAL, April 19 - A statement issued on Friday by the Manipur Chief Minister�s Office (CMO) has rebutted allegations that Chief Minister N Biren Singh �jumped the queue� to cast his vote in Inner Manipur Parliamentary constituency.
A section of the media carried a report on Thursday, claiming that Singh and Governor Najma Heptulla did not queue up at the polling booth to cast their votes.
The report also suggested that �voters who had lined up even before polling station opened at 7 am were not amused� to see them jumping queues.
In the statement, S Rajen Singh, personal secretary to the Chief Minister, said the report is �bereft of truth and made with malafide intentions�.
Biren Singh cast his vote at 9 am on Thursday at a model polling station in Srivan High School, while Heptullah exercised her franchise at TG Higher Secondary School. � PTI