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By : Oneindia Video Team
Published : March 08, 2017, 10:54
Duration : 02:32

Manipur polls 2017: Voting for 22 seats in final phase underway

Voting for 22 Assembly constituencies in Manipur has begun. The 22 constituencies are spread across the valley districts of Thoubal and the hill districts of Ukhrul, Chandel, Tamenglong and Senapati. A total of 98 candidates are contesting in these constituencies. The elections in Manipur this time are billed as a crucial test for the 15-year-old Congress regime which is facing a stiff challenge from the BJP. The BJP leaders criticised the ruling Congress for its alleged failure to solve the over three-month-long economic blockade paralysing the two national highways of the land-locked state. All eyes are on Sharmila who broke her 16-year fast last year and floated a party of her own -- the 'Peoples' Resurgence and Justice Alliance' to fight the Assembly elections in her quest to get the controversial AFSPA repealed.
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