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Local body elections held in Manipur

Elections for 8 municipal and 18 nagar panchayat bodies were held on Tuesday in Manipur, official sources said.

india Updated: Jan 17, 2006 18:05 IST

Elections for 8 municipal and 18 nagar panchayat bodies were held on Tuesday in Manipur, official sources said.

There were 228 candidates in the fray for 8 municipal boards and 336 candidates for 18 nagar panchayats. About 2.5 lakh voters were eligible to excercise their franchise to elect their local body leaders in 564 polling stations, official sources said.

In a view to smoothly conduct the elections, security has been tightened up in the state today. Security personnel were deployed in and around all the polling stations, state election official sources said.

First Published: Jan 17, 2006 18:05 IST