Reschedule first phase of Manipur elections : Congress

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Photo for representational purpose only PTI

IMPHAL : Opposition Congress has looked for the rescheduling of the first phase of elections in Manipur on February 27, which is a Sunday and a day of love for the Christian people group.

K Meghachandra, the functioning leader of the state Congress, said they will keep in touch with the Election Commission of India (ECI) to plan the political race on any day other than Sunday as it is a day of love.

Decisions to the 60-part Manipur get together are being held in two stages on February 27 and March 3. Of the 60 seats, 20 are saved seats for Scheduled Tribes in the Christian-ruled region of the state.

Meghachandra said the Naga People’s Front (NPF) has made a comparative solicitation. NPF is an accomplice in the BJP-drove government in Manipur and has four legislators.

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Prior, All Manipur Christians Organization encouraged the ECI to reschedule the surveying refering to strict feelings. It said an enormous number of electors might avoid deciding on Sunday.

All Tribal Students’ Union Manipur has said the choice to plan the deciding on Sunday in some slope locale of the state involves worry for the ancestral individuals and the Christian people group. It said there might be low citizen turnout in some slope locale as a result of it. Tribals, who establish around 43% of the state populace, are transcendently Christian.

The ECI on Monday rescheduled surveying in Punjab to February 20 from February 14, following requests from practically all ideological groups looking for a change by virtue of Guru Ravidas Jayanti, which falls on February 16.

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