Hectic poll campaign in full swing, Loken writes epitaph of ‘Contract Basis’ Minister Lukhoi
IMPHAL: Election notification was issued on Wednesday to conduct by-polls in five Assembly constituencies in the state which would go to polls on November 7, 2020.
Concerned Returning officers of the five Assembly constituencies have issued the election notifications, starting the poll process.
The Assembly constituencies where by-poll would be held are 34-Wangjing-Tentha AC, 30-Lilong AC, 22-Wangoi AC, 60-Singhat AC and 51-Saitu AC.
According to the election notifucations issued by the respective ROs, the last date of filing nomination papers I October 20, 2020. Candidates or their proposers may submit the nomination paper to the Returning officers between 11 AM till 3 PM on any day (other than public day) not later than October, 20, 2020.
Scrutiny of the nomination papers will be held at the office of the concerned Returning officers at 11:00 AM on October 21, 2020. Withdrawal of candidature is October 23. 2020.
Voters will go to polls on November 7 from 7 AM till 5 PM, added the notification.
On the other hand, the five Assembly constituencies have witnessed hectic election campaigns among the political parties and candidates.
K Loken, who would contest the by-poll on an NPP ticket from Wangoi AC, canvassed the voters of Paobitek Mamang leikai on Wenesday.
Speaking at the gathering, NPP candidate K Loken said that people of Wangoi AC no longer want the present ‘contract basis’ minister Oinam Lukhoi, whose term would end on November 10, 2020.
He (Lukhoi) was appointed as minister as the present government strongly felt that he would not rise again.
Wangoi AC is lagging behind the development in terms of connectivity and other sectors.
This time, people of Wangoi AC will elect the right candidate, who would dedicate for the cause of the people, Loken said and appealed to the people to elect the right man beyond party lines.
Alleging that minister Lukhoi has lured the people with false promises to offer health cards, loans and other Government benefits when the election knocks at the door, Loken appealed to the people not to fall prey to such false promises.
He charged the minister of threatening the people by firing his license gun during an election meeting held at Iram Siphai, which is quite unbecoming of a public representative.