<strong>All set for counting of votes, fate of 11 Candidates to be decided today </strong>

All set for counting of votes, fate of 11 Candidates to be decided today


Thoubal: Preparations for counting of votes for the by-polls held in four Assembly constituencies, viz. 30-Lilong, 34-Wangjing-Tentha, 22-Wangoi and 51-Saitu have been completed.

Voting for the four ACs was held on November 7, 2020.  The votes of above one lakh voters will decide the fate of 11 candidates.

According to our Thoubal Correspondent, counting of votes for 30-Lilong AC and 34-Wangjing-Tentha AC will begin from 8 AM on Tuesday at the Election Counting hall and Barrack hall located inside the Thoubal District Mini secretariat Complex. A total of 42 counting tables have been arranged.

Counting of votes for Wangjing-Tentha AC will be held at counting hall  while that of Lilong at

Barrack hall. In each counting centre, there will be three halls each having 7 counting tables each. Counting of EVM votes will be done in two halls while postal ballots will be counted in one hall.

124 counting officials consisting of counting micro observers, counting supervisor and counting assistants will be used in the counting process.

Meanwhile, in view of the counting, there will be a slight change in the traffic system along the National Highway no.2 (Imphal- Moreh stretch), which passes through DC Thoubal office.

According to an order issued by Deputy commissioner Thoubal, all vehicles coming from Imphal along the NH-2 from 6 AM morning should stop at Thoubal Melaground and take the route passing through Yairipok, Charangpat, Wangbal Khongnangkhong. All vehicles coming from Kakching and Moreh should take the route passing through Wangbal, Thoubal Melaground.

Counting of votes for Saitu AC will be held at DC Office, Kangpokpi District.

The District Election Office, Imphal West is also all set for the counting of the Bye-Election to Wangoi A/C. The counting of votes scheduled to start from 8AM tomorrow will be held at two halls inside the DC Complex at Lamphelpat, Imphal West. Counting of votes recorded on EVM will be conducted at Room No. H-15 on first floor of the DC office building, where there will be seven (7) tables including one table for counting of VVPAT slips. Postal ballots will be counted inside the Kombirei hall located near the entrance of the DC office complex. The sealed EVMs are stored inside the strong room located at room No. H-22 on the first floor of the office building. 

Out of the 28,561 electors, a total of 27,103 voters cast their votes on the polling day of which 13088 are males while 14,015 are female voters.  The final polling percentage was recorded to be 94.90 percent.

The fate of the three candidates will be decided tomorrow when the final result are out. Out of the three candidates, two candidates namely Shri Oinam Lukhoi and Shri Salam Joy Singh have represented the assembly constituency. People of the constituency are eagerly waiting to know the winning candidate.

22-Wangoi A/C has been bifurcated from the erstwhile Wangoi-Mayang Imphal Kendra after Manipur got statehood on 21st January, 1972. In the first Manipur Legislative Assembly Election held in 1972, one Chungkham Rajmohon of MPP got elected from Wangoi A/C as its first MLA.

In the second Manipur Legislative Assembly Election of 1974, W. Nipamacha Singh (INC) was elected. He was the first politician from Wangoi A/C to become a Minister. He was the Education Minister during the tenure of Chief Minister Yangmasho Shaiza from 16th July 1977 to November 1979.

Ch. Rajmohon of INC (I) returned to the third Manipur Legislative Assembly as a second time in the Legislative Assembly Elections conducted in 1980. Under the Chief Ministership of R.K. Dorendro of Congress (I), he served as Revenue Minister from 01/06/1980 to 26/11/1980. Rajmohon also got Fishery after Rishang Keishang was sworn in as CM on 10th December, 1980.

In the 4th Manipur Legislative Assembly Election of 1984, W. Nipamacha Singh was elected as MLA of Wangoi A/C for the second time on Janata Party ticket.

Again, W. Nipamacha Singh got for the third time in the 5th Manipur Legislative Assembly Election, 1990 as a Congress (S) candidate and was and in-charge of PHED portfolio under the Chief Ministership of R.K. Ranbir.

W. Nipamacha Singh again won the 6th Manipur Legislative Assembly Elections, 1995 on INC (I) ticket. Interestingly, he became Speaker from 22/03/1995 to 06/12/1997 as well as Chief Minister from 16/12/1997 to 02/03/2000. He became first ever CM of Manipur from Wangoi A/C so far.

In the 7th Manipur Legislative Assembly Elections of 2000, W. Nipamacha Singh of MSCP was elected for the fourth time and served as CM of Manipur from 02/03/2000 to 14/01/2001.

However in the 8th Manipur Legislative Assembly Election, 2002, Y. Mani Singh (MSCP) won got elected and got the post of a Cabinet Minister in the government of CM Okram Ibobi Singh.

One of the present candidates, Shri Salam Joy Singh of NCP was elected as MLA of Wangoi A/C in the 9th Manipur Legislative Assembly Election, 2007.

Oinam Lukhoi Singh of AITC won the 10th Manipur Legislative Assembly Election, 2012 and he got his second innings as an MLA  on Congress ticket in this current 11th Manipur Legislative Assembly Election which was held in March , 2017. O. Lukhoi Singh resigned from the MLA ship, and later sworn-in as Agriculture , Veterinary & Animal Husbandry, Tourism Minister in the present BJP-led government and is now contesting in the Bye-Election 2020 from Wangoi A/C.

CM confident of sweeping all seats in by-poll

 Chief Minister N Biren has exuded confidence of sweeping the by-polls held in four Assembly constituencies.

People of Kakching AC on Monday rolled out red carpet for Mayanglambam Rameshwor, who was newly sworn in as an MLA of Kakching AC by the Speaker of Manipur Legislative Assembly.

Addressing the reception ceremony of the newly sworn MLA held at Kakching Yumbimacha lampak organized by BJP Kakching Mandal, Chief Minister N Biren said that he also felt the suffering Rameshwor must have endured for the last three and half years to get justice.

Chief Minister said one will get for his own deeds. God sees the truth but takes time to deliver justice. Let’s stop taking revenge on each other, he said.

He further said that one particular political party has been attempting to topple the present government since its inception. However, truth always triumphs. By the grace of God, the government is still intact, Biren said adding that BJP won the Singhat AC seat unopposed. Unexpectedly, Mayanglambam Rameshwor, who contested the last State Assembly poll 2017 on BJP ticket, has been declared elected following a court verdict. The party will bag all seats in the by-polls, a confident CM said.

Thousands of Rameshwor’s supporters attended the reception ceremony.

Chief Minister lauded Rameshwor for his courage and will power to get justice and showed gratitude to the people of Kakching AC for supporting the BJP candidate.

“We should not forget that there is always a God above us. We should avoid personal Ego. Biren said.

The state has some political parties that always attempt to topple other parties. They are not real leaders and what they are doing cannot be considered as ‘politics’ in the true sense. Former MLA Y Surchandra once helped the present government in a critical situation. But he again attempted to topple the government. He has now got for what he did, Biren added.

Stating that voice of the people is God, Chief Minister said that one should never work to hurt the sentiment of others. Success comes to those who believe in truth. The present Government is marching ahead under the slogan Saab ka Saath, Saab ka Bikash of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Newly sworn Kakching MLA has to work harder than other colleagues to develop his AC during his one and half year’s tenure.  BJP is committed to well being of the poor masses, he added.

Khurai AC MLA Sushindro, BJP spokesperson M. Ashnikumar, BJP Mahila VP  A. Sarda, former president M. Bhorot, ex- MLA N. Mangi and other party key functionaries also attended the function.

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