Heptulla, who was earlier enrolled in New Delhi, is now enrolled in the Sagolband Assembly constituency in Manipur’s Imphal West district.
Now, Manipur governor will be able to cast her vote at 11/34 Old Lambulane (B) polling station in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
Speaking about her move, the Manipur governor said, “It is only natural that I move my constituency since Imphal has been my place of residence for some years now. Moreover, I identify with the place as I continue to learn more and more about the state and its people. I am proud to say that I am ready to vote in the upcoming parliamentary elections in Imphal.”
The chief electoral officer (CEO) of Manipur, PK Singh said that the governor’s move can be considered as a good sign of being a responsible citizen as it is the responsibility of a citizen to move his or her vote and not waste it when relocated to a new place.
In India, millions of people constantly relocate to other parts of their state or the country on account of job, business, study, marriage or other reasons, he added.
The election commission of India has even launched a national campaign recently titled ‘It’s so easy to encourage people to move their vote to their present place of residence’.
Incidentally, the campaign was conceptualised and designed by CEO Manipur, as mandated by the election commission of India.
The CEO of Manipur, PK Singh, handed over the Electors Photo Identity Card (EPIC) to the state governor in presence of the deputy commissioner, who is also the district election officer, N Praveen, of Imphal West district.