Manipur Polls

  • Manipur elections: anger and apathy 09-01-2012 12:26 PM

    In a 2009 interview, historian Lokendra Arambam, former President of the Apunba Lup (a conglomerate of 32 civil society organisations in the state of Manipur) told me that when it comes to Manipur, "the government of India is interested in the land and not in the people." In 2006, just...
  • Naga Hoho denies chalking Manipur poll strategy 06-01-2012 06:54 PM

    Kohima: The apex tribal council Naga Hoho on Friday denied media reports that Naga civil societies, NPF MLAs and NSCN(I-M) leaders met at Dimapur recently to chalk out strategies for the coming assembly election in Manipur. The Hoho, in a clarification, said the apex council had called a consultative meeting...
  • Assembly elections: Uma Bharati meets Ramdev 06-01-2012 10:20 AM

    Haridwar: The BJP is leaving no stone unturned to campaign against the Congress in the upcoming assembly elections in five states - Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Manipur and Goa. Party leader Uma Bharti met yoga guru Baba Ramdev in Haridwar late Thursday evening. Ramdev had earlier announced his plans to...
  • Manipur poll: Ibobi in Cong list of candidates 06-01-2012 03:14 AM

    New Delhi: Manipur Chief Minister Ibobi Singh and several of his cabinet colleagues figure in the list of sixty candidates announced by Congress for the coming assembly elections in the state. Singh, who has been the Chief Minister for the past ten years, has been renominated from his home constituency...
  • In a first, EC to photograph each Manipur voter 05-01-2012 07:07 PM

    New Delhi: In a first such move, the Election Commission has decided to photograph each voter in Manipur to avoid rigging in the assembly elections slated Jan 28, an official said here on Thursday. "ECI has decided to photograph each voter in Manipur to avoid rigging and bogus voting in...
  • Manipur polls: insurgents threaten Cong supporters 05-01-2012 04:44 PM

    Imphal: Seven major insurgent outfits of Manipur on Thursday threatened action again anyone taking part in the election campaign of the ruling Congress in the state. In a joint statement, the insurgent bodies, who have a common goal of making Manipur an independent country, said elections were not meant to...
  • Ramdev to take on 'corrupt' leaders in state polls 05-01-2012 01:54 PM

    Haridwar: Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev's social outfit, the Bharat Swabhiman Trust, has initiated a training programme for young volunteers from across the nation to campaign against 'corrupt and tainted' political leaders during the upcoming five-state assembly polls. Ahead of the upcoming state assembly polls, Ramdev and his brigade of dedicated...
  • Anna not to campaign in the upcoming polls 05-01-2012 12:57 PM

    Pune: In the battle between Team Anna and the government, the government can heave a sigh of relief. Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare will not campaign in the upcoming Assembly elections in five states, Team Anna member Kiran Bedi confirmed on Thursday. Bedi, who met Anna Hazare in Pune, also added...
  • Manipur's women poorly represented in Assembly 04-01-2012 05:42 PM

    Imphal: After Mizoram, Manipur is the second Indian state where women voters outnumber men. However, the number of female legislators in the state assembly is minimal. The outgoing ninth assembly has only one woman member in the 60-member house - O Landhoni Devi, wife of Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh....
  • Manipur polls: 5 non-Cong parties form front 03-01-2012 01:10 PM

    Imphal: Five non-Congress 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 Dal-United (JD-U), Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and CPI-M, MPP President Nimaichand Luwang told reporters in Imphal on Tuesday. Announcing a...
  • CPI fielding candidates in poll-bound states 03-01-2012 12:38 AM

    Hyderabad: The Communist Party of India is fielding candidates in five states going to polls earlier this year, including Uttar Pradesh, having an understanding with Communist Party of India (Marxist) and Communist Party of India (Marxist"Leninist), besides some secular and democratic forces, the party's general secretary AB Bardhan said in...
  • Ex-IAS officer launches website on polls 02-01-2012 08:30 PM

    Chandigarh: An interactive website listing information regarding two past Assembly elections in five states which go to polls later this month was launched on Monday. Five states - Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur, will feature on the website where users can find information about candidates, constituencies, total votes...
  • Manipur polls: MPP likely to field 15 candidates 02-01-2012 06:24 PM

    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 60-member House. Sources in the MPP said the party had also signed agreements with...
  • Budget to be presented after state polls: Pranab 02-01-2012 12:24 PM

    New Delhi: The Union Budget will be presented after the completion of elections in five states, but the Government has not yet decided the final date of presentation, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said on Monday. "We have not yet decided the time (for the Budget), but naturally it will be...
  • Assembly polls: BJP, MPP join hands in Manipur 01-01-2012 11:13 AM

    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 Congress-led government. BJP national spokesperson...
  • Manipur political parties to announce candidates 31-12-2011 09:37 PM

    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: Militants to hold peace talks 29-12-2011 02:18 PM

    Imphal: Militants, preparing to hold peace talks and lodged in government-run designated camps, have been instructed not to involve themselves in the forthcoming Manipur Assembly elections on January 28, official sources said on Thursday. The decision to instruct the militants particularly those belonging to Kuki community, was taken during a...
  • Manipur polls: MPP, JD(U), NCP form alliance 27-12-2011 01:59 PM

    Imphal: Three political parties have formed a pre-poll 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 pre-poll alliance with Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Janata Dal (United)....
  • Manipur to go for Assembly polls on January 28 24-12-2011 05:56 PM

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Saturday announced the polling date for the Assembly elections in Manipur. The state will be the first to vote on January 28 and the elections will be held for 60 seats. The battle for Manipur will be a straight fight between the Congress and...
  • 7-phase poll for UP from Feb 4, results on Mar 4 24-12-2011 05:09 PM

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Saturday announced the dates for the Assembly elections in five states " Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur. While Uttar Pradesh will go for a seven-phase election, the other states will have one phase each. The elections in Uttar Pradesh will be held...
  • EC to announce election dates for five states 24-12-2011 09:23 AM

    New Delhi: The Election Commission will announce poll dates for five states including Uttar Pradesh on Saturday at 4:30 pm. Assembly polls will be held in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Manipur, Punjab and Goa. Uttar Pradesh is likely to have a 5-phase election, possibly in February. The other four states are...
  • EC likely to announce poll dates for five states 23-12-2011 08:09 AM

    New Delhi: The Election Commission is likely to announce the dates of polls in five states on Friday. Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Manipur, Punjab and Goa are all scheduled to have Assembly elections in 2012. Uttar Pradesh is likely to have a 5-phase election, possibly in Feburary. The other four states...
  • Polls in 5 states including UP in Feb: Sources 12-12-2011 05:22 PM

    New Delhi: The Assembly elections in five states including the politically crucial Uttar Pradesh and Punjab are likely to be held in February. The other states which will be holding Assembly elections are Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa. Uttar Pradesh is likely to see elections in five phases and the entire...