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Manipur polls: One withdraws; 55 candidates in fray in Imphal West

Independent candidate Nishikant Sapam from 12-Keshamthong AC has been allotted BATTERY TORCH as his symbol

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Imphal: Independent candidate Pukhrambam Somojit Singh withdrew his candidature from 20-Langthabal Assembly Constituency leaving just four contesting candidates in the Assembly Constituency. Somojit submitted withdrawal of candidature at the office of the Returning Officer Scindia Laipubam at 1:20pm Friday.

With Somojit’s withdrawal, Langthabal AC has now only four candidates in fray, who are Okram Joy Singh of the Indian National Congress, Karam Shyam of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Karam Nabakishor Singh of the National People’s Party and Independent candidate Hijam Somarendro Singh.  

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Altogether 55 candidates are contesting in the first-phase election in Imphal West district. The Bharatiya Janata Party and the Indian National Congress are fielding candidates in all 13 ACs in the district, National People’s Party in 11 ACs while the Janata Dal (United) has fielded candidates in 9 ACs. The Nationalist Congress Party is contesting from two ACs, Shiv Sena and the Republican Party of India (Athawale) from one AC each in Imphal West district.

Party symbol of the Bharatiya Janata Dal is Lotus, Indian National Congress is Hand, Janata Dal (United) is Arrow, National People’s Party is Book, Shiv Sena is Bow and Arrow, Republican Party of India (Athawale) is Helmet. 

Independent candidate Nishikant Sapam from 12-Keshamthong AC has been allotted BATTERY TORCH as his symbol, while the two Independent candidates Khwairakpam Roben Singh and Maharabam Anita Devi from 16-Sekmai (SC) AC has been provided DIAMOND and HELICOPTER symbols respectively. Arambam Karamjit Singh, Independent candidate from 17-Lamsang AC got AUTO RICKSHAW symbol. The lone Independent candidate from 20-Langthabal AC Hijam Somarendro Singh has been allotted PINEAPPLE as his symbol.

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