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Manipur polls: 70% turnout in 1st phase

The first phase of the assembly polls in the state passes off peacefully, barring some minor incidents.

india Updated: Feb 09, 2007 15:28 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

Close to 70 per cent of the electorate of six lakh on Thursday, voted in the first phase of assembly elections in Manipur that passed off peacefully, barring some minor incidents.

Polls were held in Ukhrul, Senapati and Thoubal districts for 19 of the 60 seats in the assembly.

Between 65 and 70 per cent votes were polled in Ukhrul and Senapati districts, while 70 per cent votes were cast in Thoubal district till 3 pm, half an hour before the end of polling.

The exact percentage will be known after getting detailed reports from district election officers, sources said.

A Congress worker was injured in a clash with supporters of the Manipur People's Party at Khangabok constituency in Thoubal district, officials said.

Official reports said some polling stations, including Karong in Senapati district and Mahadeb area in Ukhrul district, recorded a turnout of over 90 per cent at 3 pm.

Reports said 99 per cent votes were cast at a polling station in Karong constituency, while a turnout of 95 per cent was recorded at Wunghon polling station in Ukhrul constituency.

First Published: Feb 09, 2007 00:00 IST

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