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manipur declares dry day on voting counting days in lok sabha polls

Manipur declares 'dry day' on voting, counting days in Lok Sabha polls

The Manipur government has declared a 039dry day039 on the polling days and the counting day of Lok Sabha elections in the state Manipur which plunged into ethnic violence in May last year will vote in two phases — April 19 and April 26 — for the Lok Sabha electionsAccording to Manipur039s Chief Electoral Officer Pradeep Kumar Jha 1058 polling stations out of 2955 have been identified as quotvulnerablequot in ManipurAs per an order issued by the state039s excise department there will be dry days in the state from 4 pm on April 17 till 4 pm of voting of the first phase April 19 Similarly from 4 pm of April 24 till 4 pm of the second phase polls April 26 liquor will not be sold in the state A dry day has also been declared on the day of counting of votes– June 4It will be effective till the end of the counting the order statedThe move was taken in pursuance of Section 135c of the Representation of Peoplersquos Act 1951 and in the exercise of the power conferred under Section 173 of Eastern Bengal Assam Excise Act 1910 which is extended to the state of Manipur the order mentionedPublished By Sudeep LavaniaPublished On Apr 1 2024Also Read Senior Congress leader in Manipur resigns from party cites 039lack of faith039Must Watch

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