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  • Manipur: Congress wins by thumping majority March 6, 2012

    Imphal: In perhaps the only solace to the Congress government in the state Assembly elections 2012, the Manipur electorate gave a thumping majority to the party, helping it win 42 seats out of 60. The party scored a hattrick and returned to power in the northeastern state, helped by a...
  • Congress set to retain power in Manipur March 6, 2012

    Imphal: Congress appeared to be retaining power in Manipur with the party leading in 24 seats and winning 11 seats in the 60member Assembly. The NPF was leading on 4 seats, TMC 3 and others 4. The Congress candidate in Tipaimukh constituency Dr Chaltonlien Amo won defeating TMC's Lalumkhum Fimate. Trinamool...
  • Congress takes lead as Manipur counts its ballot March 6, 2012

    Imphal: Initial trends indicated the gap between Congress and others getting wider with the ruling party ahead at 19 seats. NPF was leading on 5 seats, PDF 2, TMC 1 and others 2. According to latest reports, Congress candidate Chalonlien Amo won the Tipaimukh assembly seat in Manipur defeating his nearest...
  • Congress will win minimum 35 seats: Manipur CM January 28, 2012

    Imphal: Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh on Saturday said he is expecting Congress to win a minimum of 35 seats in the 60member Assembly, voting for which continues peacefully across the state. "I am expecting that the Congress party would secure around 45 seats. But 35 is the minimum number...
  • Manipur goes to polls amid tight security January 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Voters on Saturday lined up before 2,357 polling stations across nine districts of Manipur as elections began in 60 assembly constituencies amid tight security. An electorate of 17,40,576, including 8,82,236 woman voters, are eligible to exercise their franchise to choose their representatives from among 279 candidates in the...
  • Campaigning in hill constituencies strong in Manipur January 23, 2012

    Imphal: Campaigning in the 20 hill constituencies for the forthcoming elections to the 60member Assembly in Manipur has been at its peak, but it has not picked up a similar fervour in other parts of the north eastern state. In stark contrast to the lowkey campaigning in the 40 constituencies...
  • Manipur: The angry state January 21, 2012

    From the Armed Forces Special Power Act, to the raging Naga problem, to the unending spate of encounter killings of Manipur youth, this northeastern state is ready to show the government what it thinks of it, in the coming Assembly elections. ...
  • Manipur poll campaign at a very low ebb January 17, 2012

    Imphal: Barely eleven days to go, lacklustre campaigning for the coming January 28 Manipur Assembly polls is at a very low ebb with candidates confining to hoisting flags at their houses and their supporters. Reports from all districts said, apart from hoisting flags at their houses, candidates were doing housetohouse campaigns...
  • Manipur polls: 5 nonCong parties form front January 3, 2012

    Imphal: Five nonCongress parties have formed People's Democratic Front (PDF) to fight the January 28 Manipur Assembly elections. The parties are Manipur Peoples Party (MPP), National Congress Party (NCP), Janata DalUnited (JDU), Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and CPIM, MPP President Nimaichand Luwang told reporters in Imphal on Tuesday. Announcing a list...
  • Manipur polls: MPP likely to field 15 candidates January 2, 2012

    Imphal: The Manipur People's Party, which had on Sunday said it would ally with the BJP to fight the January 28 Assembly election, indicated on Monday it would put up at least 15 candidates in the 60member House. Sources in the MPP said the party had also signed agreements with...
  • Assembly polls: BJP, MPP join hands in Manipur January 1, 2012

    Imphal: Manipur unit of the BJP on Sunday joined hands with the main regional political party Manipur People's Party (MPP) to fight the forthcoming Assembly polls on January 28. A spokesman of the MPP said his party joined hands with the MPP to defeat the Congressled government. BJP national spokesperson Prakash Javedkar...
  • Manipur political parties to announce candidates December 31, 2011

    Imphal: Two major political parties in Manipur on Saturday said they would soon announce the names of their candidates for the January 28 Assembly polls in the state. Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee president Gaikhangam told media persons that the party's election committee would meet on January 2 to shortlist the...
  • Manipur polls: MPP, JD(U), NCP form alliance December 27, 2011

    Imphal: Three political parties have formed a prepoll alliance for the forthcoming January 28 Assembly elections in Manipur. Opposition leader and senior Manipur People's Party (MPP) leader O Joy said on Tuesday that they had decided to form a prepoll alliance with Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Janata Dal (United). JD(U)...