Election Commission of India has declared that voting in Manipur was to be done on 04 March and 08 March. Manipur has 60 assembly seats, elections happens to find suitable MLAs on these seats. The main political parties of the state are Indian National Congress (INC), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Trinamool Congress (TMC), Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Nationalist Congress Party (NCP).
Manipur election phase two voting has commenced on 8 March till 3 PM. This was the last phase of elections, and the voter turnout was recorded as 86%. Eariler in the day, voting percentage was 67 at 1 PM.
Phase 1 voting was conducted in Manipur today, 4 March. Voting started at 7 AM in the morning, and it ended in the evening 5 PM. The overall voter turnout in Manipur 2017 election, phase 1 was 84.8%. Highest voter turnout was recorded in Imphal East, 87%.
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Political Scenario of Manipur Election 2017In 2012 elections, Congress scored win with majority by winning 42 seats. Election results of Manipur has been in favour of INC most of the times, in past. Congress was enjoying its third consecutive term here. Okram Ibobi Singh was the sitting in CM office since 2002. However BJP changed the curret scenario and formed its government in the state.
Bhartiya Janata Party was looking to find an opportunity to govern the state in upcoming elections. Party has seen very positive results in recent years in country’s politics. BJP won Parliamentary elections in 2014 with a good margin. Party secured win in another northeastern state, Assam. Assam was being ruled by Congress for three consecutive terms, just like Manipur. BJP Broke the feat of congress and came out as winners there. BJP has performed very well in municipal elections previously too. Bhartiya Janata Party put all of their efforts here, to rule this state and strengthen the party in northeastern region of the country. BJP has been to eyeing this state, considering their recent performances. BJP continued their winning habit in Manipur too.
Another important party is formed recently in the state. Irom Sharmila has formed the party Peoples Resurgence and Justice Alliance (PRJA). She has been protesting against AFSPA (Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act). She left food for more than 500 weeks, while protesting for civil rights. She is a civil rights activist, poet and and now a politician. DUe to her hunger strike, she is called as Iron Lady or Mengoubi in the state. She emerged as the role model for the women across the country. After being in 16 years long fasting, she ended it to join politics and formed the Peoples’ Resurgence and Justice Alliance Party. The party was also contesting in elections, making it interesting one. However they could not make their presence felt, losing on all the seats, with very huge margin.
The 2017 elections were very tough and unpredictable for all the political parties. Congress and BJP are the biggest and politically acclaimed parties. These are national parties and heavyweight of the politics. Irom Sharmila’s PRJA was new entry in politics, however she did not get any support of public, despite of being a civil activist. Other parties like Trinamool Congress TMC, RJD and NCP were also be trying their luck in the Manipur election results 2017.
Political Facts about Manipur
|Manipur Political Facts|
|Rajya Sabha Seat||1|
|Ruling Party||Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)|
|Opposition Party||Indian National Congress (INC)|
|Current Chief Minister||Nongthombam Biren Singh, BJP|
|Current Term of Manipur Assembly||15 March 2017 to 14 March 2022|
|Governor||Dr. Najma A. Heptulla|
|Chief Electoral Officer||Oinam Nabakishore Singh|
Manipur assembly type is Unicameral. It has 2 parliamentary constituencies (Lok Sabha Seats) and 60 assembly constituencies (Vidhan Sabha Seats). Manipur has 1 Rajya Sabha seat. Bharatiya Janata Party is currently holding the government office. Nongthombam Biren Singh is the current Chief Minister. The 2017 Manipur elections results appointed him as CM of the state. Congress was ruling the state since very long time and it was their third consecutive term in 2012. They are now the official opposition party.
Political Parties in Manipur
|Main Regional Political Parties||Major Parties|
|Democratic Revolutionary Peoples Party||Indian National congress|
|Manipur State Congress party||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|Lok Jan Shakti Party||Communist Party of India|
|All India Trinamool Congress||Rashtriya Janata Dal|
|Manipur People's Party (MPP)||Nationalist Congress Party|
|Federal Party of Manipur|
|Manipur National Conference|
|Naga People's Front|
|National People's Party (India)|
|Nikhil Manipuri Mahasabha|
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Last Updated on 29 July 2018