Polling begins for Konthoujan byelection in Manipur

 
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Imphal, Feb 14 (PTI) Polling for the byelection toKonthoujam assembly constituency in Imphal West district ofManipur began this morning, state election office sourcessaid.

About 25, 083 voters are expected to exercise theirfranchise to elect their representative from the constituency.

The polling began at 7 am and would end at 3 pm, the sourcessaid.

The byelection was necessitated due to the death ofsitting Congress MLA and former assembly Speaker SBudhichandra whose son S Ranjan is contesting on the Congressticket.

The other two candidates are K Sarat (Trinamool Congress)and Kh Ranjit (Independent).

Counting of votes would be held on February 17, sourcessaid.

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