Hiyanglam by-poll rescheduled to October 17

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IMPHAL, Sept 18: The by-poll election of the 38-Hiyanglam Assembly Constituency has been rescheduled for October 17, announced chief electoral officer O Nabakishore today.

The Hiyanglam seat was left vacant after the demise of sitting MLA Maibam Kunjo.

The CEO called a press conference at his office chamber and said the by-poll was scheduled for October 15 as announced in an earlier notification of the Election Commission of India, but has been rescheduled on October 17 following a request from the State government.

He said his office has already initiated preparations for the by-poll under the ECI set guidelines.

Nabakishore said the model code of conduct has also come into effect with the announcement of the election schedule on September 12.

Notification for the by-election will be issued on September 20, the last date of filling for nomination will be September 27 and scrutiny of nominations will be done of September 29, he said.

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