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 hattrick 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 repoll 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 nonCongress parties had alleged malpractices in the January 28 election and the first repoll...
  • AFSPSA main issue as Manipur goes to polls January 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Manipur will on Saturday elect a new 60member assembly to mark the start of makeorbreak elections in five states. The staggered exercise, which ends with the vote in Goa and Uttar Pradesh on March 3, will be this year's first major test for political parties. Along with Uttarakhand...
  • Nagaland CM campaigns in Manipur January 22, 2012

    Imphal: Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Saturday urged people to vote for the Nagaland People's Front (NPF) backed independent candidates in the hill districts dominated by the Naga community. "We will work for better governance and remove the misunderstanding between the Manipuri and Naga communities," Rio said at an...
  • 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...
  • 266 nominations filed for Manipur Assembly polls January 12, 2012

    Imphal: 266 candidates have filed nomination papers for the 60member Manipur Assembly polls on January 28, according to preliminary reports reaching the election office here. However, the final count would be arrived at only after getting details from interior hill districts, they said. Yesterday was the last date for filing nomination...
  • Manipur elections: anger and apathy January 9, 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 6, 2012

    Kohima: The apex tribal council Naga Hoho on Friday denied media reports that Naga civil societies, NPF MLAs and NSCN(IM) 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 60member 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 60member House. Sources in the MPP said the party had also signed agreements with...