Voting for first phase of Manipur elections were held on 4 March. Second phase of Manipur election 2017 has happened on 8 March. After 3 days of voting, Manipur election result was declared by election commission. INC secured 28 seats, maximum in the state, among 60 asembly seats of Manipur. BJP managed to win 21 seats, however they still managed to form the government. Party appointed Nongthombam Biren Singh as the new minister of the state after proving their majority.

Party Wise Results

Indian National Congress28
Bharatiya Janata Party21
Naga Peoples Front4
National Peoples Party4
All India Trinamool Congress1
Lok Jan Shakti Party1

Elections for Manipur Legislative assembly were held in the beginning of 2017 to elect 60 members. last term expired on 18 March 2017 and formation of new government was completed. In The 2012 elections, results were in favour of Congress. In 2012 elections congress won majority of seats and BJP and other parties had to find Contentment with small number of seats. The 2017 elections were conducted in two phases, and Manipur elections results was declared on 11 March 2017. The new government was formed by BJP, hence change of government took place.

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).

Phase 2

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

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 2017

In 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 
Parlimentary Constituencies2
Assembly Constituencies60
Rajya Sabha Seat1
Ruling PartyBharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
Opposition PartyIndian National Congress (INC)
Current Chief MinisterNongthombam Biren Singh, BJP
Current Term of Manipur Assembly15 March 2017 to 14 March 2022
GovernorDr. Najma A. Heptulla
Chief Electoral OfficerOinam 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.

Read: Manipur Opinion Poll

Political Parties in Manipur

Main Regional Political PartiesMajor Parties
Democratic Revolutionary Peoples Party Indian National congress
Manipur State Congress partyBharatiya Janata Party
Lok Jan Shakti PartyCommunist Party of India
All India Trinamool CongressRashtriya 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