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Winning the Thongju seat with a record margin: Th Biswajit
Source: Sh Ajit *

Imphal, February 28 2022: Cabinet Minister Th Biswajit asserted that he is winning the Thongju assembly seat with a record margin as polling for the first phase of Manipur Legislative Assembly elections underway in 38 constituencies spread across five districts.

Th Biswajit was among the early voters, who, along with his wife, Junreiwon Thongam, cast their votes at their home polling station 5/3 Ningomthong (A) Lilando Lampak community hall in Imphal East.

"I believed that I will effortlessly win the Thongju seat with a record margin," a confident Biswajit said, adding that all the voters and workers of the candidate to refrain from any violence and cast their vote as early as possible.

Wife of Th.Biswajit Junreiwon while talking to Imphal Times said that she is having more confidence in winning this time than last time.

She said that she was excited about the response of the people of Thongju Assembly Constituency as they have trusted her husband more and more.



Winning the Thongju seat with a record margin: Th Biswajit
Winning the Thongju seat with a record margin: Th Biswajit


Junreiwon expressed that the people of Thongju are satisfied with the development work carried out in the last five years.

"People's support is overwhelming this time in comparison to 2017's election.

We are indebted to the people of my constituency.

Their trust has encouraged us to work more" Junreiwon said.

To decide the fate of 173 candidates and the state's next five years, 12,09,439 voters have started voting across 1721 polling stations in the first phase of 12 Manipur Legislative Assembly elections.

The first phase covers 38 seats: ten constituencies are in Imphal East, 13 in Imphal West, six in Bishnupur and Churachandpur each, and three in Kangpokpi district.

Given the COVID-19 pandemic, Manipur Chief Electoral Officer Rajesh Agarwal said, adequate arrangements are in place in all polling stations, including sanitization of all polling stations before the polling starts.

"Moreover, ASHA and Anganwadi workers have been engaged, and protective articles such as masks, gloves, face shields, thermal scanners, PPE kits, etc., have been provided to polling parties," Mr Agarwal said.

"Voters who are COVID positive or are under quarantine will be allowed to vote at the last hour between 3 pm to 4 pm" .

A total of 173 candidates, including 15 females, are in the fray for the poll scheduled for today.

The second and last phase of the election in the state is on March 5.The results will be declared on March 10 .

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