Imphal, 16 February 2017 ( Evening News ) : Scrutiny of the nominations for the first phase of the 11th Manipur Legislative assembly elections is going on in various districts. Candidates were seen coming to the offices of the returning officers with their supporters. In Imphal east scrutiny began at 10am and candidates of 22 constituencies were present during the scrutiny. Several roads in the district witnessed traffic jam as candidates of different political parties and their supporters came to the office of the DC Imphal east at Porompat. Traffic movement was restricted for the public at Porompat traffic island. Officials and media persons only were allowed to go the road leading to the DC office. The scrutiny will go till 4pm.
Chief Minister Okram Ibobi, the congress candidate in Thoubal today filed his nomination papers.
Today is the last day for filing of nominations for the second and final phase of Manipur assembly elections. Twenty two of the 60 constituencies in the state will go to polls in the second phase on March 8. Scrutiny will take place tomorrow, while the withdrawal of candidature can be done till Monday. 38 Assembly segments will go to polls in the first phase on the 4th of next month. A total of 215 candidates had filed their nominations till Tuesday. Candidates can withdraw their nominations till Saturday.