Kangpokpi: Independent candidate Thangminlen Kipgen Friday withdrew his nomination from the 50-Kangpokpi Assembly Constituency (A/C) for the forthcoming 12th Manipur Legislative Election, 2022.
With his withdrawal of nomination, three candidates – Nemcha Kipgen (BJP) Ngamkhohen Kipgen (INC) and Soshim Gurung (JD-U) are left in the fray to contest in the 50-Kangpokpi A/C for the first phase election to be held on 28th of this month.
It is worth mentioning that candidates – Haokholet Kipgen (Independent), Lamtinthang Haokip (INC), Ngamthang Haokip (BJP), L. Johny Gangmei (JD-U), K. Lhouvum (NPP) and Th. Sanglou Maram (Independent) are in fray for the poll in the 51-Saitu (ST) A/C.
On the other hand, candidates in 46-Saikul (ST) A/C – Kenn Raikhan (Independent), Chungkhokai Doungel (Independent), Ch. Ajang Khongsai (JD-U), Yamthong Haokip (BJP), Jamchinlen Lunkim (RPI), Kimneo Haokip Hangshing (KPA), Seikholal Haokip (NPP) and Lhingkim Haokip (INC) will fight the contest.
All together 17 candidates will be contesting the election in Kangpokpi district, 8 (eight) candidates from 46-Saikul (ST) A/C, 3(three) from 50-Kangpokpi Assembly Constituency and 6 (six) candidates from the 51-Saitu (ST) A/C. There are 166 polling stations in three Assembly Constituencies in Kangpokpi district – 56 polling stations in 46-Saikul (ST) A/C, 42 in 50-Kangpokpi A/C and 68 in 51 Saitu (ST) A/C.
General Observer Probhudutta David Pradhan, Expenditure Observer Manish Kumar Chavda, and Police Observer Sarat Kaviraj, Friday met with representatives of candidates to discuss on election expenditure at the Conference Hall of the DC Complex, Kangpokpi district.