• In Manipur, heavy to very heavy polling was reported in Saturday’s state assembly elections and 7 people including 4 polling personnel were killed by militant attacks on a polling station. According to preliminary reports, over 80 per cent votes were cast in the polling on Saturday. Over 95 per cent polling was reported from Chandel reserved constituency in the hills.
  • Addressing a press conference in New Delhi on Saturday, the Deputy Election Commissioner Alok Shukla said the polling passed off peacefully in other places except for a shoot out in one of the polling stations and damaging of the electronic voting machines in six other places.
  • Shukla said that voters were photographed in Manipur while casting their vote to avoid duplicate voting. He said that 197 insurgents, who have been lodged in camps under the 'Suspension of Operations' agreement, were also allowed to vote this time.