IMPHAL, Feb 27 - The Election Commission of India is likely to order repoll in some polling stations of Manipur where �serious cases� of malpractices was reported in the January 28 Assembly polls.
A senior leader of a non-Congress party who had been camping in New Delhi conveyed the new development after meeting the ECI team twice today.
Former Chief Minister and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) State unit president Radhabinod Koijam and Manipur People�s Party president Dr Nimai Chand Luwang led a political delegation comprising a representative each from the 10 non-Congress political parties who had been camping in New Delhi since last evening to lodge their complain before the ECI.
The other members of the delegation included CPI State secretary Dr M Nara, Manipur State Congress Party working president Kh Debabarta, CPM State unit leader Ksh Shanta, besides the State unit presidents of Trinamool Congress and Janata Dal(U) Kim Gangte and M Tombi.
While the non-Congress political leaders camping in Delhi and their colleagues in Imphal along with candidates of the January 28 polls today staged a joint sit-in protest against the malpractices in the election.
Participating in the sit-in at Keishampat junction in Imphal, P Sarat Chandra, a key functionary of the day�s joint sit-in of the 10 non-Congress political parties speaking to the media said that their request is that once the malpractices is confirmed,they should have come out with a solution.�If they (ECI) goes ahead with counting without providing any solution to the problems arising out of malpractices, then that�s not fair,� opined Sarat Chandra, who is also contesting on a Nationalist Congress Party ticket from Moirang seat in Bishnupur district.
The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) office in Imphal in presence of ECI observers had recently detected proxy voting while scrutinising the photo of voters taken on the polling day with their respective photographs in the electoral rolls at 177 polling stations under 13 Assembly Constituencies in Manipur�s six districts.