Pending Senapati, Ukhrul ADC election likely in late October

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IMPHAL, September 20: The election to the 10 district council constituencies under the two Autonomous District Councils Senapati and Ukhrul, which were left pending during the 2010 ADC election in the state owing to various disturbances in 2010 are likely to be conducted in the last week of October this year.

A press conference was held in this connection at the office chamber of the secretary of the state election commission, Th. Chitra.

According to her the date of the election/poll has been scheduled for October 24 from 8am to 4pm and in case of any need for a repoll it will be conducted on October 27 and counting of votes will be hld on October 31, however she further added that the schedule remains uncertain as of now and it will be finalized on September 22.

Further according to the secretary, eight out of the ten districts belong to Senapati ADC while the remaining two belong to the Ukhrul ADC.

Altogether 41,5553 voters will exercise their right in altogether 49 polling stations under Senapati ADC and another 9407 voters in 18 polling stations will exercise their rights in Ukhrul ADC, further informed Chitra.

A total of 335 polling personnel will be deployed for poll duty in respect of 76 (in total) polling stations while another 34 polling personnel will be kept reserved and five polling personnel each will be deployed per polling station.

The deputy commissioner concerned will take charge as the district election officers, while SDOs concerned will be the returning officers and the SDC will stand by as assistant RO, further informed the secretary of the state election commissioner.        Th. Chitra said that as far as the security deployment is concerned, the home department will make the necessary arrangement.

It may be recalled that the ADC election of the hills, after over two decades lull, was conducted in March 2010 in two phases. Of the 144 district council constituencies, election was successfully conducted for only 134 constituencies while election to 10 constituencies could not be perform owing to various factors including opposition from certain quarters.

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