IMPHAL, April 19 - The Chief Electoral Officer of Manipur, PK Singh, today stated that the total polling percentage in the Lok Sabha polls in the State is 81.16.
�In an unfortunate incident, some miscreants attempted to cast votes for other voters in Polling Station No. 6/10-Kiyamgei Muslim South-A under 6-Keirao Assembly Constituency, lmphal East district,� said the CEO in a press release. �Since the polling parties resisted and did not allow them to indulge in such illegal acts, the miscreants then damaged the EVM and ran away. To disperse the mob which was getting violent, CRPF personnel had to open blank fire. The poll process was stopped immediately.� An FIR was lodged at the Irilbung Police Station on Thursday.
In another incident, EVM machines of polling station No. 6/20-Urup Muslim under 6-Keirao Assembly Constituency were damaged by some polling agents and unknown miscreants and polling was stopped, the release added.
Barring these incidents, voting in 1,300 polling stations of the Inner Manipur Parliamentary constituency and repoll in 19 polling stations of Outer Manipur (ST) Parliamentary constituency passed off peacefully on Thursday.
Manipur is represented by two Lok Sabha seats � Inner Manipur and Outer Manipur. Election to the Outer Manipur seat was held in the first phase of the General Election on April 11 and the Inner Manipur polls were held in the second phase on April 18.
The polling percentages for the lnner Manipur and Outer Manipur (ST) seats are 81.16 and 84.2 respectively.
The Heingang Assembly Constituency under the Inner Manipur constituency recorded the maximum polling of 91.13, while the Mao Assembly Constituency (93.23) recorded the highest polling in Outer Manipur constituency.
The total turnout for the lnner Manipur Parliamentary constituency during the 2014 Lok Sabha election was 75.16 per cent.
Meanwhile, scrutiny for the Inner Manipur Parliamentary constituency was conducted today by the Returning Officer in the presence of a general observer at the Office of the Returning Officer, DC�s office complex, Lamphelpat.
The scrutiny in respect of re-polls for the Outer Manipur (ST) Parliamentary constituency will be conducted by the Returning Officer on April 19 at the Office of the Returning Officer, DC�s office complex, Thoubal.