Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh and new entrant Irom Sharmila will compete against each other as they will be contesting from Thoubal constituency in the 2nd Phase of Manipur Assembly Election 2017.
Polling has been started in 22 consituencies, and many as 98 candidates are contesting the elections in this phase.
Security has been deployed across 1,151 polling booths to prevent any untoward incidents. Nearly 280 companies of central forces are working to ensure polling happens in a free and fair manner. The first phase of Manipur election saw a voter turnout of 84%. In the 1st phase, polling was held for 38 Assembly seats.
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