A discussion is to be held on rescheduling of the first phase of polling in Manipur.
Polling to be rescheduled in Manipur:
Chief Election Commissioner of India Sushil Chandra has decided to discuss the demand for rescheduling of poll date for the first phase Assembly election in the state by the Christian community after returning to Delhi.
On February 7, said that he interacted with the Christian leaders in the State.
About the interaction:
On February 6, the Christian Action Committee (CAC) under the aegis of All Manipur Christian Organisation (AMCO) staged a peaceful protest at William Pettigrew Park, MBC Church, Chingmeirong and near Bir Tikendrajit International Airport, wherein they demanded the government to reschedule the polling date of the first phase of the Manipur state assembly that falls on Sunday that is on February 27.
The CAC said that if in case the authorities fail to fulfill their demand, they would intensify the agitations. The CEC also said there will be as many as 487 polling stations across the State. The polling stations will be managed by women as a part of the effort to boost women empowerment, he said.
Assets of candidates valued ahead to polling:
He also said that the income tax department verified the value of assets filed by the candidates in their affidavits so far, and the values of assets mentioned in their respective affidavits were found true.
“Concerning the case of dual enrollment of voters in two different constituencies, the CEC said that during the special summary revision large numbers of voters who were enrolled in two different constituencies have been removed. And, are now enrolled in only one constituency,” he added.