Manipur Elections

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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: 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...