Manipur Assembly elections 2012 saw a huge 82 percent voter turning out at the polling booths to cast their votes. However, the polling was not without violence, which unfortunately saw 7 people killed.
Manipur had a n electorate of over 17.5 lakh and according to the Election Commission the state saw an impressive turnout of 82 per cent voters. Voting started at 7 AM and took place across 2,357 polling booths. 875 booths were recognized by Election Commission as hyper-sensitive and violence did occur in some of these booths. At least 7 people were said to be killed which includes 3 polling officers, one CRPF personnel and a suspected naga militant and a woman.
Militants tried to capture a booth in remote village of Chakpi Karong, but CRPF thwarted the attempt. A small scuffle also broke out in Tipaimukh constituency but no injuries were reported from these places.
Meanwhile, 28th Jan also marked the end of campaigning for Punjab and Uttarakhand which goes to polls on 30th Jan. Uttar Pradesh elections will start form 8th Feb and the Assembly election results will be declared on 6th March 2012.