Election Commission of India (ECI) announced by-election dates for three more Assembly Constituencies

  • | Tuesday | 6th October, 2020

Election Commission of India (ECI) announced by-election dates for three more Assembly Constituencies (ACs) of Manipur, namely Wangoi, Saitu and Singhat.

Election Commission of India (ECI) announced by-election dates for three more Assembly Constituencies (ACs) of Manipur, namely Wangoi, Saitu and Singhat.

Announcement made by , the election Code of Conduct came into effect in the area falling under Wangoi constituency and the entire district of Kangpokpi and Churachandpur, said a release signed by chief electoral officer (CEO), Manipur PK Singh.

The three constituencies will go to poll on November 7 along with two other constituencies, Lilong and Wangjing Tentha, the schedule for which had been announced on September 29.

ECI had declared five constituencies as “clear vacant” and due for by-election. They are Wangoi, Wangjing Tentha, Lilong, Saitu, and Singhat. However, on September 29, it announced by-poll schedule for only two constituencies, Lilong and Wangjing Tentha. The Manipur CEO clarified that three of the five constituencies had encountered some legal issues.

Altogether 13 Assembly seats are lying vacant in Manipur after the resignation and disqualification of MLAs of the respective constituencies, election petitions for eight are pending in the High Court.


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