| Imphal |
October 23, 2020 9:11:27 pm
BJP candidate Ginsuanhau Zou was on Friday declared elected uncontested in Singhat Meeting constituency bypoll after his opponent withdrew his nomination. Solely two candidates had filed their nomination papers for the bypoll, nonetheless, impartial candidate Chinlunthang withdrew his nomination on Thursday. Congress has not fielded any candidate within the seat.
That is the third win for Ginsuanhau who was first elected on a Congress ticket in 2012. He was re-elected as Congress candidate within the 2017 Meeting election however later joined the BJP for which he was disqualified beneath the anti-defection regulation in August.
Friday was the final day of withdrawal of nomination for the by-polls to 5 Meeting constituencies, particularly Wangoi, Wangjing Tentha, Lilong, Saitu and Singhat, as a consequence of be held on November 7.
The vacancies are a fallout of a political disaster that gripped the state not too long ago forward of the concluded Rajya Sabha election. In the course of the disaster, a handful of MLAs resigned and most of them had been disqualified by Manipur Speaker beneath the anti-defection regulation.
To replenish the vacant seats, the Election Fee of India gave a inexperienced sign for the bypolls in solely 5 constituencies as court docket instances are pending in the remainder. In all, 12 Meeting seats, excluding Singhat, are actually mendacity vacant in Manipur.
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