IMPHAL, Aug 17 - Manipur Election Commission is all set to hold the General Panchayat elections next month to elect new local body representatives including Zilla Parishad, Pradhan and ward members as the term of the present representatives expire on October 23 this year.
Announcing this during a press conference at State Election Commission here on Thursday, State Election Commissioner Th Kamini Kumar said that the polling of the Panchayat elections will be held on October 7.
A total of 7,16,813 voters including 3,48,139 males and 3,68,691 females are eligible to excercise their franchise to elect 60 Zilla Parishad members, 161 Pradhans and 1,513 ward members, he added.
The election model code of conduct has also come into force from today in all the six valley districts � Imphal West, Imphal East, Bishnupur, Jiribam, Kaching and Thoubal.
The last date for filing nomination paper for the Panchayat election is August 25. Scrutiny would be done on August 26 and the last date of withdrawal has been fixed on August 29. Polling would be held on September 13, said the Secretary.