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Hectic efforts to ADC elections in Manipur
Correspondent IMPHAL, Feb 12
Published on 13 Feb. 2010 12:13 AM IST
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Manipur government has appraised Election Commission of India not to fix any election during the month of April next stating that elections to the District Councils in hill districts will be held during the month stated above. The government had recently decided to hold elections to the six Autonomous District Councils, Churachandpur ADC, Chandel ADC, Senapati ADC, Kangpokpi ADC, Tamenglong ADC and Ukhrul ADC in the month of April after long gap more than two decades. P Gonmei, principal secretary (hills) in a statement said that State Election Commission, Manipur is in hectic effort for the publication of lists of polling stations. The draft electoral rolls will be published on March 2, while the final electoral rolls after hearing to the claims and objections will be published on March 27. State chief secretary, DS Poonia has also convened a high level meeting with state Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), DGP, Commissioners of hill department, Tribal Development, and secretary of state election commission on February 18 to discuss on election processes. The meeting will discuss on the security arrangement and chalk out a security deployment plan and manpower require for the elections which is likely to simultaneously in all the constituencies of district councils, an official source said. Manipur government amended the Act by a bill passed in the middle part of 2008 but holding of elections could not materialize till date due to the controversies in the delimitation of ADC constituencies. Political parties and individuals have already started electioneering for the forthcoming elections. Hill based political party, Peoples’ Democratic Alliance (PDA) and MLAs from hill districts are likely to take key role in contesting the election as they have already started camera meetings at their level to field candidates. Two trucks rescued A day after rescued of the driver of an inter-state bus, two more trucks carrying medicine items hijacked by suspected undergrounds, Thursday were also rescued Friday. Meanwhile, a total of 36 loaded trucks reached Mao gate on friday after the resumption of economic blockade of SDSA were escorted to Imphal by the state security forces. Reports said that Senapati police have escorted the two rescued trucks for Imphal this late afternoon after they were rescued from the miscreants. Police suspected that the two trucks were taken by suspected NSCN (IM) for failing to meet their monetary demand as “goods tax” or any other tax, they imposed on the vehicles plying on the Imphal-Dimapur section of the NH-39. However, particular of the miscreants and details of the trucks could not be available immediately at the time of filing this report.

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