Thoubal: Altogether 47 candidates from different political parties and Independent candidates who filed their nomination for the 10 Assembly Constituencies of Thoubal & Kakching were found valid. The scrutiny process of the candidates was carried out by the respective ROs.
In 10 Assembly Constituencies of Thoubal & Kakching, 32- Wangkhem has the highest number of candidates. In this constituency 8 candidates from different political parties are contesting. While Wangjing Tentha and Sugnoo ACs have lowest number of candidates. In these two constituencies, three candidates are contesting. Lilong, Wabagai and Hiyanglam Constituencies have five candidates each contesting the election. Thoubal, Heirok and Khangabok Constituencies have four candidates each. While six candidates are contesting for Kakching AC.
Prominent leaders who are in the fray for the 10 Assembly Constituencies of Thoubal & Kakching include former Chief Minister and CLP leader O. Ibobi Singh of INC, from Thoubal AC. Sitting MLAs K.Meghachandra, O.Surjakumar & Md.Fajur Rahim are contesting as INC candidates. Former Education Minister Th.Radheshyam, MLA Y.Antas, P.Brojen are contesting as BJP candidates.
The last date of withdrawal of nomination is February 16.
In the upcoming Assembly Election, altogether 71 Polling Stations including 31- Thoubal AC will be manned by all women polling personnel in Thoubal & Kakching Districts.