Imphal: Manipur Governor La Ganesan cast his vote at the Polling Station No.11/34 – T.G. Higher Secondary School (Western Wing) under 11- Sagolband Assembly Constituency Monday. La. Ganesan was the first electorate to cast a vote at the Polling Station which is a Model Polling Station with all women polling officials. District Election Officer & Deputy Commissioner, Imphal West, Th. Kirankumar welcomed the Governor at the Polling Station.
Talking to media persons after coming out from the Polling Station, the Governor said in our country democracy is prevailing and the sign of democracy is election and therefore we as proud voters should exercise our democratic rights freely without any fear.
All eligible voters should come out and exercise their adult franchise. La. Ganesan said that after the 75th years of our independence, we are still unable to fulfill maximum participation in the electoral process.
When asked about the poll related violence in the State, the Governor said it was very unfortunate and all should avoid any form of violence. He said as responsible citizens of the Nation all should come out for peace and encouraged others to join the peaceful environment too.
District Election Officer, Imphal West, Th. Kirankumar said, all arrangements have been made to ensure free, fair and uninterrupted polling in the district. He said, out of 530 Polling Stations in the District, 64 are all women Polling Stations. All polling officials are either vaccinated or RTPCR tested. Live webcast facilities have also been installed to all the Polling Stations and strictly monitored. All 29 Polling Stations of Singjamei Assembly Constituency are all women Polling Stations. Appropriate arrangements are being made to ensure maximum participation of electors so that overall polling percentage in the District can cross 90 plus, he added.