IMPHAL, April 22 - Repolling has been ordered for Inner Manipur Parliamentary constituency at 12 polling stations under four Assembly constituencies in Imphal East district of Manipur. The polling will be held from 7 am to 4 pm on Wednesday.
The office of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) has issued an official order in this regard today. The CEO has also been seriously considering webcasting poll process at the said 12 polling stations. It may be mentioned that the CEO had recommended to the ECI to hold a re-poll in the 12 polling stations spread across four Assembly segments.
The polling stations where repoll will be held are Heingang Makha Leikai, Kairang Muslim Mayai Leikai, Heingang Mayai Leikai(A), Kairang Muslim Mamang Leikai, Kairang Khunou Chingyai Leikai, Khongman zone-V(B), Yambem (C)Primary School, Nungbrang Primary School, Kyamgei Mamang Leikai, Urup Muslim, Kyamgei Muslim (South-A) and Thiyam Konjil High School (South Wing).
Speaking to reporters here, CEO PK Singh said that all arrangements have been completed for the repoll.
PTI adds: Repolling was necessitated in the 12 booths, five of which come under Chief Minister N Biren Singh�s home constituency Heingang, after multiple complaints of EVM rigging and booth capture were registered with the State Election office.
Violence had broken out in two polling stations of Kiyamgei Muslim locality in Imphal East district, stalling the voting process.
In one of the stations, a group of miscreants broke EVMs and VVPATs, while in the other, a scuffle broke out between the election agents.
The opposition Congress had demanded re-polling in multiple booths of the Inner Manipur Lok Sabha seat, including the ones in Heingang Assembly segment, alleging malpractices and rampant proxy voting.
Manipur has two Parliamentary seats, one of which went to polls on April 11 and the other on April 18.