Votes will be counted in all the five pollbound states on March 10, the EC added.
N. Biren Singh of BJP is the current Chief Minister of the states, at the head a coalition with National People’s Party, Naga People’s Front and the Lok Janshakti Party. Singh’s is the first-ever BJP government in Manipur.
In the 2017 polls, Congress was the single-largest party. But it failed to form a govt after several leaders quit the party, following which BJP successfully stitched up a coalition.
The term of current State Assembly is due for expiry on March 19.
The state has 60 assembly constituencies (40 Gen ACs; 1 SC and 19 ST AC).
To the worry of poll watchers, the state has lately been reeling under a spate of insurgency-related incidences.