Imphal, October 30 2021: Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Rajesh Agrawal interacted with the representatives of recognised political parties functioning in Manipur at Lamphelpat, today.
During the meeting, the CEO told the representatives that a special summary revision of the photo electoral rolls will be taken up from November 1, with January 1, 2022, as the qualifying date for enrolment, as per the instruction of the Election Commission of India.
The final electoral roll will be published on January 5, 2022.He then requested the representatives to make claims and objections from November 1 till November 30, 2021 and further informed that the list of claims and objections will be made available on the CEO’s website.
Stating that special camps will be held on November 13, 14, 27 & 28, he appealed to all the political parties to appoint booth level agents and participate in the camps to ensure enrolment of eligible electors.
He also stated that 65 additional polling stations have been approved by the Election Commission of India (ECI) and permission to shift 86 polling stations has been granted.
On the pre-poll violence occurred in some parts of the State, Rajesh Agrawal said that the ECI is keeping a close eye and the authorities concerned have been instructed to take necessary precautions and actions.
He appealed to all the stakeholders and political parties to shun violence.
The CEO also sought support from the political parties to ensure the Assembly election is conducted in a free and fair manner.
He also mentioned that officials of the ECI recently visited the State to monitor the preparation for the upcoming State Assembly Election.
The programme was also attended by Additional CEO Naorem Praveen Singh, Joint CEO Ramananda Nongmeikapam, Database Administrator (CEO), L Sujata Devi and Coordinator, Permanent Media Cell & State Nodal Officer for Media W Phajatombi.