Imphal: Manipur chief minister Nongthombam Biren Singh on Saturday filed his nomination for the upcoming 12th Manipur Legislative Assembly from 2-Heingang Assembly Constituency (AC) from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ticket.
Biren was accompanied by BJP state president A. Sharda Devi.
He filed his nomination paper at the office of the returning officer (RO) 2-Heingang AC, Elangbam Amuthoi Khanganba.
The fifth day of the filing of nominations also witnessed four other candidates filing their nominations in Imphal East district.
Khurai AC MLA Leishangthem Susindro Singh also filed his nomination from BJP ticket at the office of RO, 3-Khurai AC, Elangbam Amuthoi Khanganba.
Kshetrimayum Biren Singh of 8-Lamlai AC also filed his nomination a the office of RO Surma Thiyam. He filed his nomination from Janata Dal (United) (JD-U) ticket.
Wahengbam Rojit (alias Bullet) of the JD-U filed his nomination from 4-Kshetrigao AC at the office of the RO Subinson Sapam.
Keisham Ningthemjao from 7-Andro AC also filed his nomination at the office of the RO Karam Uma Devi. He filed from the INC ticket.
Filing of nominations for the first phase of the upcoming Assembly elections to the 12th Manipur Legislative Assembly began on February 1. Nomination papers will be received till February 8 and scrutiny of nomination papers will be taken up on February 9. The last date for withdrawal of candidature will be February 11.
The first phase of the polling for the 12th Manipur Legislative Assembly will be held in 38 Assembly Constituencies on February 27 and in 22 seats in the second phase on March 3. The counting of votes will be on March 10.