Manipur witnesses 62 per cent turn out in second phase of LS polls

April 22nd, 2009 - 11:10 pm ICT by ANI  

Imphal, April 22 (ANI): About 62 per cent of 802,000 voters on Wednesday cast their votes in prestigious Inner Manipur parliamentary constituency for the second phase Lok Sabha polls, the election office stated.

The polls, which saw no untoward incident today, were held amid tight security in all 970 polling stations spread across four valley districts of Imphal East, Imphal West, Thoubal and Bishenpur.

Election office sources said Thoubal district recorded a turnout of 70 per cent, followed by 66 per cent in Bishenpur, 50 per cent in Imphal east and Imphal west districts each.

Lilong area of Thoubal district which had a considerable number of Muslim voters recorded a turn out of 63 per cent, the sources said.

Although there are seven candidates in the fray, the main contest was between M. Nara of CPI, Th Chaoba of Manipur People’s Party and T Meinya of Congress. (ANI)

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