Manipur Polls

  • Battle for the States: Yogendra Yadav answers questions on polls March 7, 2012

    Yogendra Yadav of CSDS answers viewers' questions on post-poll survey and election results. ...
  • The Last Word: Will Cong defeats enhance Govt's policy paralysis? March 7, 2012

    Will the policy paralysis get worse? Or is there a possibility that Dr Manmohan Singh could take radical initiatives? ...
  • Sonia, Rahul to take stock of poll debacle March 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Congress will hold a meeting on Wednesday to discuss the poll debacle in the four state. Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi are expected to attend the meeting at around 11 am. Performance of Congress, which had banked on the charisma and aggressive campaigning by Rahul Gandhi,...
  • Battle for the states: Assembly polls verdict March 6, 2012

    The SP gained absolute majority while the Congress finished fourth in UP polls. Rahul Gandhi, who was the face of the party in the poll campaign in UP, has acknowledged the defeat. ...
  • Opposition to Lokpal cost Cong dearly: Team Anna March 6, 2012

    New Delhi: As Congress suffered a major blow in the elections to five states, Team Anna member Kiran Bedi on Tuesday claimed that the opposition to an effective Lokpal cost the party dearly and took a dig at its top leaders. In her tweets, Bedi said when the Congress started to...
  • Ramdev sees poll results as verdict against graft March 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Yoga guru Ramdev on Tuesday sought to claim victory in Congress's poor show in the Assembly elections, and announced another round of anti-government protest on black money during the monsoon session of Parliament. Claiming that the verdict of the people's court was clearly against corruption and Congress's reluctance to...
  • TMC happy with its performance in Manipur, UP March 6, 2012

    Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress on Tuesday expressed satisfaction with the results of its candidates for the Manipur Assembly elections and said that those in Uttar Pradesh have also done well. "We stepped into Manipur for the first time. We have won 10 per cent of the Assembly seats. We are the...
  • 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 hat-trick and returned to power in the northeastern state, helped by a...
  • Congress storms back to power in Manipur March 6, 2012

    Imphal: Manipur Assembly elections came as the only solace for the Congress after the party fared vary badly in the other four state. The party has scored a hat-trick and returned to power in the Northeastern state. As per the latest trends, the ruling party has bagged 40 seats and is...
  • Cong scores a hat-trick, retains power in Manipur March 6, 2012

    Imphal: A clear lead for the Congress in Manipur. Congress is likely to return to power with Chief Minister Ibobi Singh on way to a hat-trick. The ruling party appears set to retain power in Manipur by bagging 29 seats and leading in 12 others in the 60-member Assembly as...
  • 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 60-member 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 takes lead in Manipur polls March 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Counting of votes in the 60-member Manipur Assembly began at 8 am on Tuesday in all the nine districts of the state. Initial trends at 8:40 AM show the Congress leading in six seats. According to Election Commission statistics, the Congress had contested all 60 seats, the Trinamool Congress...
  • Elections 2012: Implications of the post-poll survey March 6, 2012

    Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi said that the high voter turnout has not surprised the Commission. ...
  • Polls 2012: Punjab tops in paid news cases March 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Punjab topped in the number of cases of paid news reported from five states that went to polls with candidates in 201 instances in the state admitting to the charge. According to the Election Commission, a total of 626 cases of paid news were reported...
  • Polls: UP tops in cash seizures, Punjab in drugs March 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh saw the maximum amount of cash being seized during restrictions imposed in the run up to the assembly elections in five states, while Punjab topped the seizures for drugs and illicit liquor. Rs 37.46 crore in cash was seized in Uttar Pradesh during...
  • Congress-Trinamool alliance possible in Manipur? March 5, 2012

    The Trinamool Congress that has made an impressive debut in Manipur is not ruling out an alliance with the Congress. ...
  • Exit polls best for entertainment channels: Quraishi March 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Amid a flurry of exit polls predicting the outcome of Assembly elections ahead of the March 6 results, Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi on Sunday said such surveys should at best be on entertainment channels. "Opinion and exit polls should at best be on entertainment channels!," Quraishi tweeted this...
  • Non-Congress parties form alliance in Manipur March 4, 2012

    Imphal: Eleven non-Congress parties have formed People's Democratic Alliance in Manipur, sources in the parties said on Sunday. Sources said the parties which formed PDA included NCP, Manipur People's Party, CPI, CPM and others. CPI secretary of Manipur unit M Nara, a former minister contesting from Wangjing Tengtha seat of Thoubal district,...
  • Manipur: 2nd repolling in the state today March 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Manipur will hold its second re-poll on Sunday after the Election Commission ordered repolling in 67 stations of its nine Assembly constituencies amid reports of irregularities in the January 28 polls in the state. Several non-Congress parties had alleged malpractices in the January 28 election and the first re-poll...
  • UP, Goa, Punjab, U'khand break turnout records March 3, 2012

    Lucknow/Panaji: A highest ever voter turnout marked the staggered Assembly elections in five states, which ended on Saturday with Uttar Pradesh and Goa joining Punjab and Uttarakhand in breaking all previous records. Counting of votes in the elections in the five states which also included Manipur will be taken up on...
  • Okram Ibobi Singh most prefered as the Manipur CM March 3, 2012

    In a survey conducted by CNN-IBN, 25 per cent people want Okram Ibobi Singh as the Manipur CM followed by V Erabot Singh with 7 per cent. ...
  • Elections 2012: Congress set to retain Manipur March 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Manipur looks set to return the Congress to power yet again, according to the post-election survey by the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS) in association with The Week and CNN-IBN. The ruling party may win 24-32 seats in the 60-member Assembly. The anti-Congress alliance, the...
  • State polls to impact Cong-TMC ties: Cong leader February 27, 2012

    Kolkata: The outcome of ongoing assembly elections in five states will have an impact on the Congress-Trinamool Congress alliance in West Bengal, state Congress chief Pradip Bhattacharya has said. "The alliance is not in a comfortable state now .The results of not only Uttar Pradesh but of all the five...
  • BJP front-runner in Assembly polls: Rajnath February 23, 2012

    Panaji: BJP leader Rajnath Singh on Thursday claimed that his party was the front-runner in the Assembly elections in five states, including Goa. Singh said the common man was fed up with Congress, and BJP would do well in the polls in five states. "The man on the street is exasperated...
  • Paid news: EC issues 167 notices to candidates February 19, 2012

    New Delhi: In the ongoing Assembly polls for five states, the Election Commission has so far issued 167 notices to candidates who allegedly paid for the publication of news in their favour in various media outlets. While the maximum numbers of 129 notices have been issued to candidates in Punjab, where...
  • EC notifies ban on exit, opinion polls February 7, 2012

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Tuesday banned exit polls till March 3, till the completion of assembly elections in five states of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa. In a notification issued on Tuesday, it also banned release of opinion polls in any manner on electronic media under Section...
  • Manipur elections: anger and apathy January 12, 2012

    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 January 12, 2012

    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 January 6, 2012

    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 campaign...