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Panchayat polls in Manipur on October 7

The much-awaited Panchayat polls in BJP-ruled Manipur will be held on October 7 next with the model code of conduct coming into effect from Friday. 

The schedule for the upcoming crucial Panchayat polls was announced by Manipur State Election Commissioner Th Kaminikanta Singh during a press conference at the office of State Election Commission, Lamphelpat on Thursday. 

Last date of filing of nomination is August 25 while the scrutiny will be conducted on August 26, he further announced, adding that last date of withdrawal of nomination is August 29. 

Kaminikanta said counting of vote will take place on October 11. He said the polling will take place from 8 am to 4 pm. 

He said that in the scheduled polls 60 Zila Parishads, 161 Pradhans and 1,513 Members will be elected. 

A total of 7,16,830 voters—3,48,139 males and 3,68,691 females— are eligible to exercise their franchise in the coming Panchayat polls, Kaminikanta said. 

All activities related to the ensuing polls will be closed within October 19, he further informed.

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