By-elections for the four Assembly constituencies is scheduled on November 7 Credit: EastMojo image

Imphal: Ahead of the ensuing by-election to fill the casual vacant in the State Legislative Assembly on November 7, a two-day hands-on video training was conducted on Monday in Manipur.

Abiding by the SOPs laid down for COVID-19 pandemic, a total of 203 deputed staff for videography have attended the training held at the office of the Chief Electoral Officer at Lamphelpat in Imphal. They are trained in a batch of 20 deputed staff per session, it said.

According to senior consultant, PM, SEMT, Manipur and in-charge of Videography of Polling Stations Bankimchandra Maisnam, the deputed staff was trained step by step procedures on how to operate the videography equipment were thoroughly explained during the training.

Deputed staff for videography trying hands on the equipment in Imphal on Monday

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Each of the deputed staff was assigned with all videography equipment including a Handycam with a memory card, tripod stand, extension cord etc. to be used on the poll day, added Maisnam.

He further stressed that the main objective of using videography during elections is for submission of video evidence to the Election Observers on the following day of the poll.

CEO Manipur PK Singh has also taken up various safety measures to ensure voters a COVID-19-safe election for the upcoming by-election in the state, it said.

Four Assembly constituencies namely Wangoi, Lilong, Wangjing Tentha and Saitu are voting on November 7. However, for Singhat AC, BJP candidate Ginsuanhau Zou has been elected as unopposed after an independent candidate withdrew from his candidature.

A total of eight candidates, two Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), three National Congress (INC), one National People’s Party (NPP) and two independent candidates are fraying for the four seats at the upcoming by-poll in the state.

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