IMPHAL, Feb 4 – Re-polling at 34 polling stations under 11 Assembly constituencies in Manipur’s five hill districts passed off peacefully today.
An official in the Election control room speaking to The Assam Tribune said that the re-polling was by and large peaceful today. The turn out of voters was reportedly good in most of the polling stations due to good weather.
Though there is no official polling figure till filing this report, sources here said that the polling percentage would be more than 75 per cent.
Tight security arrangement were made unlike in the January 28 polling day as the Election authority engaged around 100 armed Central Para-Military (CPM) forces for each polling stations where re-poll were conducted.
The re-polling was organised because of unwanted violent incidents during the January 28 Assembly polls.
Former Education Minister and Congress candidate Francis Ngajokpa and former Deputy Speaker K Raina, both from Maram community were contesting for the Tadubi seat under Senapati district.
Meanwhile, police commandos arrested an overground worker of the banned Revolutionary People’s Front along with four improvised explosive devices, two detonators, two transmitters and one remote control device in Manipur’s Imphal East district yesterday.
He was arrested during a frisking at Palace Gate around 1 pm today. He disclosed that he worked for the said organisation since 2009, said Additional SP Dr A Jhaljit while parading the arrested person along with the seized IEDs before the media here.