IMPHAL, Feb 29 � The Election Commission today ordered re-poll in 67 polling stations of 9 Assembly seats across five hills districts in Manipur on March 4. Fresh polls will now be held between 7 am and 3 pm in Manipur.
Chief Electoral Officer PC Lawmkunga made the announcement in press release here this evening. It said,�All members of public and political parties, candidates and their agents are requested ...satisfactory completion of re-poll/fresh poll.�
Re-poll has been ordered in 25 polling stations in Chandel (ST) seat and Tengnoupal (ST) in Chandel district,13 in Karong (ST), 10 in Tadubi (ST), 6 in Mao (ST), 2 in Saikul (ST) in Senapati district, 8 in Tamei (ST) in Tamenglong district, one in Chingai (ST) in Ukhrul district and Singhat (ST) in Churachandpur district.
Polling had been countermanded following complains from 10 non-Congress parties in connection with the detection of alleged malpractices in many polling stations in the January 28 Assembly polls.
Manipur, which has a 17.5-lakh-strong electorate, recorded a total poll percentage of around 80 per cent. The polling was marred by militant violence that claimed seven lives, including those of security personnel and a suspected militant.