Manipur Polls: Nomination filing for Phase-1 begins today
Guwahati: The filing of nominations for the first phase of the Assembly elections in Manipur has started with the notification being issued on Tuesday. The last date for withdrawal of candidature is February 11.
The first phase will comprise 38 Assembly constituencies spread in five districts — Imphal East, Imphal West, Bishnupur, Churachandpur and Kangpokpi — in central and southern Manipur.
Owing to the Covid19 situation, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has allowed the online filing of nominations through the Suvidha portal, though candidates can submit it in person if accompanied by two others only.
A candidate was also allowed to deposit security money through online mode, or in cash to the Returning Officer. A candidate can also seek permission for holding meetings, door to door campaigns through the online system, the official said.
For the second phase of Manipur assembly polls to be held on March 3 in the remaining 22 Assembly constituencies, notification would be issued on February 4.
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