Manipur elections 2017 phase 2: Polling ends, state records 86% voter turnout till 5 pm

Manipur elections 2017: A total of 98 candidates are contesting in these constituencies.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: March 8, 2017 6:31 pm
The second phase will seal the fate of almost all the big names in the state’s politics such as Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh and Irom Sharmila. (File)

Voting for the second phase of polling in Manipur covering 22 assembly constituency has started at 7 am Wednesday. Activist Irom Sharmila would be contesting against Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh in the second and last phase of polling in Manipur. The 22 constituencies are spread across the valley districts of Thoubal and the hill districts of Ukhrul, Chandel, Tamenglong and Senapati. A total of 98 candidates are contesting in these constituencies.

Live Updates

6: 20 PM: Voter turnout of 86% recorded in second and final phase of polling in Manipur, till 5 pm

3: 10 PM: Polling ends at 3 pm in the second and last phase of Manipur elections, reports ANI

2: 40 PM: Voter turnout of 78% recorded in Manipur elections  phase two

2:30 PM: EVMs in Chandel Assembly constituency were reportedly damaged but were replaced with new ones shortly, reports PTI

1: 20 PM: Voter turnout of 67% recorded till 1 pm in second & final phase of voting in Manipur. Some untoward incidents were noticed in Tamenglong Assembly segment outside polling booths.  

12:30 AM: 56 per cent voters turnout recorded in Manipur for phase two elections, reports NDTV

11:28 AM: Manipur records a 45 per cent voters turnout in second phase of polling till 11 AM

11: 10 AM:  Watch CM Okram Ibobi Singh’s reaction when askes about CM Irom Sharmila contesting elctions in Manipur

10: 30 AM: 31 per cent voting recorded till 10 AM

9: 30 AM: 21 per cent voting recorded for phase two of Manipur till 9 AM

9: 25 AM: Rajnat Singh appeal to voters of Manipur to turnout in large numbers and exercise their right to vote.

8: 56 AM: Minister of state, Piyush Goyal invited people to come out in large numbers and vote for better development of Manipur

7: 45 AM: Fresh voters have started to cast their vote at polling booth 35/41 at Athokpam Makha Leikai PO in Thoubal

7:25 AM: PM Modi urges voters to turnout in large numbers and vote for the final phase of polling in Manipur

7: 16 AM: CM Okram Singh’s son Okram Surjakumar Singh is confidence and believes that results will be in their favour

7: 12 AM: CM Okram Singh says that his party will get a clear mandate, this election is something like a referendum, both hill and the valley

7:08 AM:  CM Okram I Singh casts vote at polling booth 35/41 at Athokpam Makha Leikai PO in Thoubal, PRJA’s Irom Sharmila also contesting from this seat

7:00 AM: Voting begins for phase two of Manipur

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