KIM urges

KANGPOKPI, Jan 11 : The Kuki Inpi Manipur (KIM), the apex body of the Kukis, has urged the Chief Election Officer, Government of Manipur to reschedule the first phase date of polling to another day other than Sunday.
Shokholun Mate, general secretary, KIM said that the scheduled polling days for the 12th Manipur Legislative Assembly Election 2022 are on February 27 and March 3. The first phase polling date of February 27 falls on Sunday, which will cover most of the valley districts along with 9 ACs in Churachandpur and Kangpokpi districts.
The KIM general secretary continued that it is a matter of fact that the tribal people in the State are predominantly Christians and Sunday is a day of rest and worship for them.
He also maintained that scheduling the date of the poll on February 27 which falls on Sunday has raised serious objections and complaints while it is bound to hurt the religious sentiments of this section of society and under such circumstances, many voters will be prevented from exercising their adult franchise.
Mate further said that as it is the policy of the Election Commission to ensure the participation of all eligible citizens to exercise their adult franchise, it would be in everyone's best interest to reschedule the polling day.