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Scrutiny of papers for Manipur ADC polls held

By Correspondent

IMPHAL, May 7 � The scrutiny of the nomination papers of candidates for the Autonomous District Council (ADC) elections in the six district councils in five hill districts of Manipur was held at the DC�s office here on Thursday.

Altogether 571 nomination papers were filed by major political parties on the last day of filing of nomination papers on Wednesday, according to a report from the State Election Commission. Fourteen other candidates representing other political parties also filed their nomination papers, it added.

The six ADCs which have 144 seats will go to poll on June 1. The last date of withdrawal of nomination is May 11, the State Election Commission report said.

The ruling Congress could file nomination papers in only 130 of the 144 district council seats owing to threats from certain groups.

Meanwhile, BJP Manipur Pradesh President Th Chaoba has accused the Congress Government of violating the code of conduct by trying to woo the voters of ADC polls.

Newmai News adds: With the completion of the scrutiny, 10 candidates have emerged as uncontested winners. They include four Congress candidates of Chandel, one from Congress in Sadar Hills, one from BJP in Tungai of Senapati, and four from NPF in Senapati, according to a source in the State Election Commission.

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