Manipur Election 2017: Governor Najima Heptullah appeals citizens to vote in a free and fair manner 

On the eve of Manipur Assembly Election, Governor Najima Heptullah has appealed to all the citizens of the state to exercise their 'democratic right in a free and fair manner and without fear as it is the very essence of our democratic system.'

Amukhomba Ngangbam March 03, 2017 20:04:48 IST
Manipur Election 2017: Governor Najima Heptullah appeals citizens to vote in a free and fair manner 

Imphal: On the eve of Manipur Assembly Election, Governor Najima Heptullah has appealed to all the citizens of the state to exercise their "democratic right in a free and fair manner and without fear as it is the very essence of our democratic system."

Manipur Election 2017 Governor Najima Heptullah appeals citizens to vote in a free and fair manner 

Najima Heptullah. CNN News 18

"The General Elections to the 11th Manipur Legislative Assembly will be held in two phases on 4 March and 8 March respectively. India is a big democratic country and every citizen of this great country has the right to vote and elect his own leader. This right of franchise is enshrined in the Indian Constitution and it is a precious tool in the hands of the people through which they can decide their own fate for the next five years. Every citizen should feel proud of this right," the Governor said in a statement.

The Governor also appealed to all concerned, particularly to those picketing the Government offices in the Naga dominated areas in the hill districts to avoid any kind of violent activities or obstruction to enable holding a free and fair election. "Everybody should contribute for a smooth and peaceful democratic process and no citizen should be deprived of his democratic right," he said.

Updated Date:

also read

Curbs on poll rallies till 15 Jan amid Omicron scare: A look at how EC plans to ensure Covid-safe elections
Politics

Curbs on poll rallies till 15 Jan amid Omicron scare: A look at how EC plans to ensure Covid-safe elections

Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra said that all EC officials and employees are to be treated like frontline workers and are eligible for the 'precaution dose' of COVID-19 vaccines

Eyeing second term in Manipur, BJP may ditch Conrad Sangma's NPP, make pre-poll alliance with NPF
India

Eyeing second term in Manipur, BJP may ditch Conrad Sangma's NPP, make pre-poll alliance with NPF

Recently, NPF leadership met central leaders of the BJP, including Union minister Amit Shah, to come to an understanding, which could lead to a friendly fight on a number of seats in the Manipur elections, said sources.

Election Commission extends ban on public rallies and roadshows in five poll bound states till 22 January
Politics

Election Commission extends ban on public rallies and roadshows in five poll bound states till 22 January

EC granted a relaxation for the political parties to the extent that indoor meetings of maximum 300 persons or 50 percent of the capacity of the hall, or the prescribed limit set by state disaster management authorities