Published On : Sat, Mar 4th, 2017

Manipur polls: Around 29% votes cast till 10 am

Manipur Poll
Manipur : Around 29 percent votes were cast in the first three hours of the first phase of Manipur Assembly elections today.

No untoward incident has been reported so far, the Election Commission said.

Long queues were visible in front of the polling booths and women voters were also seen in large numbers.

Polling which began at 7 am will end at 3 pm in 38 assembly segments.

In all, 168 candidates are in the fray in this phase.

An electorate of 19,02,562 comprising 9,28,573 male voters and 9,73,989 female voters are eligible to exercise their franchise.

For maintaining peaceful polling, 280 companies of central paramilitary forces and armed police of other states have been deployed.