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29 February 2012

Oppn Parties Seek Repoll in Manipur Alleging Poll Malpractices

Manipur Polls Round Up<br>New Delhi, Feb 29 : Alleging poll irregular ties in Manipur assembly elections held on January 28, opposition parties in the state are seeking a repoll in some places and have knocked at the doors of the Election Commission.

The Election Commission is verifying the complaints of the opposition parties which were aired at its two meetings held with them before initiating any further action in the matter, said an election official here today.

"We have held two rounds of sitting with Election Commission and the EC has promised to initiate action and check the (alleged) poll irregularities pointed out by us," D Raja of CPI told reporters here today.

"We have alleged proxy voting in many parts of the state during the January 28 polls. Besides, we have pointed out to a fraud in postal ballots in the state," he said.

He added that the EC will consider requests for repoll in some places where complaints of proxy vote has been made by us. "It is question of democracy and ensuring free and fair polls in the state," said Raja.

Barring the Congress, all opposition political parties in Manipur including the BJP, NCP, CPI, CPI-M, JD-U, MSCP, Manipur People's Party, National People's Party and Manipur Pradesh Trinamool Congress came together on the issue of poll irregularities.

Among others who were also present today included Manipur's former chief minister Radhabinod Koijam, Nara singh of CPI's Manipur unit and Kim of Manipur Trinamool Congress, besides other leaders


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