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Assembly elections 2017: Impressive show in Manipur; 83% voter turnout recorded

By Biplob Ghosal | Last Updated: Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 16:57
Zee Media Bureau

83 percent of the voters exercised their rights for the second and final phase of the Manipur Assembly elections on Wednesday. A total of 98 contestants are vying for the 22 seats spread across the valley districts of Thoubal and the hill districts of Ukhrul, Chandel, Tamenglong and Senapati.

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16:57 PM

The poll percentage in the first phase was 64.22, in the second 65.16, third phase 61.16, fourth phase 60.37, fifth phase 57.37 and sixth phase 57.03.

16:59 PM

83 percnet votes polled in Manipur till 3 pm, people still in queues.

14:56 PM

Voter turnout of 78% recorded in Manipur Elections 2017 till 2 pm.

14:00 PM

Sixty seven percent votes cast in Manipur till 1 PM.

11:29 AM

45 percent voter turnout recorded till 11 am in Manipur Elections 2017.

11:08 AM

31 percent of the eight lakh voters​ came out early to cast their votes as polling began at 7 am.

10:18 AM

21 percent turnout recorded till 9 am in the final phase of Manipur elections.

08:44 AM

Congress leader Randeep Surjewala says, "These final phases of elections will once again prove that Indians politics only stands for paradigms of development, it stands for togetherness, and it stands for love and affection and for a democratic India marching onwards on a journey of progress and peace."

08:43 AM

Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh and his son Kenedy Singh cast their votes.

Expressing confidence in winning the Assembly polls Ibobi said, "We will get a clear mandate. This election is something like a referendum both hill and the valley."

08:32 AM

PM Narendra Modi urges people to vote in large numbers.

"Urging all those voting today, in the 2nd phase of the Manipur Assembly Elections to turnout in large numbers & vote," PM tweets.

First Published: Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 16:57
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