Campaigns for Manipur by-polls to end November 5 at 5pm

With only a day left to end the campaigning for the November 7 by-polls in four Assembly constituencies in Manipur, the tempo of political parties wooing voters has gone high. 
The campaigning for the by-elections will be ended on Thursday which the silent period is to be commenced from 5pm.

The four assembly constituencies by-polls to be conducted on November 7 are Wangjing-Tentha and Lilong in Thoubal district, Wangoi in Imphal West and Saitu in Kangpokpi district.

Actually, the by-polls were to be held in five constituencies. However, Singhat constituency of Churachandpur will not go to poll as the BJP candidate from this constituency was declared elected uncontested after the independent candidate, the lone rival of the BJP candidate, withdrew his nomination paper.

In all, 11 candidates are in the fray in the four constituencies. The Congress has fielded in all the four constituencies while the ruling BJP in three. NPP, a partner of the BJP in the coalition government, has fielded its candidate in one constituency while the remaining are independent candidates.

Among the independent candidates, BJP is backing ex-MLA Abdul Nasir who is contesting the by-poll from Lilong, the seat he vacated before quitting the Congress.

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