Repoll in four stations to be held on Monday

Minor disturbances were reported during re-election in the five hill districts of Manipur on Sunday, which saw 80 per cent turnout.

Joint Chief Electoral Officer N. Parveen told journalists that polling officials could not reach four stations in Tamenglong district. Repoll in these stations would be held on Monday.

Besides, there were two incidents of firing in Senapati district. In the first incident, Naga People's Front candidate K. Raina wanted to enter some areas near polling stations and villagers objected to this. His guards opened fire in the air.

In the second incident, shots were fired from the hilltops at Saikul. The paramilitary personnel on election duty also opened fire. Voting was suspended during the incident.

Women stage protest

Meanwhile, women launched a sit-in on Sunday protesting the bomb attack on the house of MLA R.K. Anand, Congress candidate, on Saturday night.

On Saturday morning, the house of another Congress candidate, Elangbam Chand, was attacked. Police arrested two extremists and seized explosives while they were trying to bomb the house of MLA Bijoy Koijam, a Congress candidate.

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