Imphal, Nov 21 (IANS) Over 80 percent of the electorate on Saturday voted in the bypolls to Manipur assembly from two constituencies – Thongju and Thangmeiband, an election official said.
The bypolls were necessitated after the assembly speaker disqualified three MLAs – Thongam Biswajit Singh (Thongju), Khumukcham Joykishan (Thangmeiband) and O. Lukhoi (Wangoi) – under the anti-defection law on May 28.
The Manipur High Court, however, stayed Lukhoi’s disqualification.
The Chief Electoral Officer’s office said there were some problems with a EVM in one polling station and a repoll would be held there.
There were three candidates in the fray for the bypoll from Thangmeiband constituency while four candidates contested from Thongju constituency.