Manipur Elections

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Manipur polls: insurgents threaten Cong supporters January 5, 2012

    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 January 4, 2012

    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. According...
  • 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 60-member House. Sources in the MPP said the party had also signed agreements with...