Manipur recorded an average voter turnout of 78.49 per cent till 9.30 pm in the second and final phase of the Assembly elections in the state, as per the Election Commission of India. Polling across 22 constituencies started at 7 am and concluded at 4 pm On March 5.
Two districts that breached the 80 per cent voter turnout mark were Senapati which witnessed the highest voter turnout with 86.06 per cent followed by Ukhrul (81.90 per cent).
Three districts witnessed above 70 per cent turnout with Thoubal (78 per cent), Jiribam (77.64 per cent) and Chandel (76.71 per cent). As per the present data, the lowest voter turnout was witnessed in the Tamenglong district with a 66.40 turnout.
#ManipurElections2022 | People queue up to cast votes at a polling station in Thoubal district
“Unemployment is the main issue. We’re voting for more opportunities,” said young voters pic.twitter.com/fiU8NRslZ8
— ANI (@ANI) March 5, 2022
As many as 92 candidates, including two women, are in the fray whose electoral fate was decided in the second phase of Assembly polls.
The BJP is aiming to return to power . Chief Minister N Biren Singh before the voting began made a ple to voters on twitter
On this second phase of Manipur Assembly Election 2022 happening today in 22 seats, I urge all the voters in these constituencies to turn out in large number and vote to secure a peaceful & developed Manipur.
— N.Biren Singh (@NBirenSingh) March 5, 2022