Manipur Election Results 2017: Congress, BJP are neck and neck; will need support from smaller parties to form govt

After a long-drawn battle in Manipur over big political issues like economic blockade, creation of seven new districts and revocation of Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (Afspa) among other issues, the final results for Manipur Assembly Election 2017 are out.

The Congress has emerged victorious, bagging 28 number of seats in the 60-seat Manipur Assembly. To form a government, the party needs 31 seats. The Bharatiya Janta Party secured 21 seats and other parties secured 11 seats. The other parties are All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) which secured one seat, Naga Peoples Front (NPF) secured four seats, Lok Jan Shakti Party (LJS) secured 1 seat, National People's Party (NPP) secured four seats and Independent candidate secured one seat.

Looking at the political alliances which are likely to occur are between BJP and NPF. But Congress will have an easier time snagging that majority.

Congress BJP PRJA Others
Seats won  28  21  0  11
Vote share  5,81,869  6,01,527  <150  4,63,618


Party Seating 2017 Manipur

The Manipur state Assembly went to polls on 4 and 8 March with a re-poll done on 9 March in 34 stations in eight districts.

Representational image. PTI

Representational image. PTI

All eyes were on Thoubal constituency, the home constituency of chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh, who was competing against People's Resurgence and Justice Alliance's Irom Sharmila and BJP nominee Th Jadumani. Ibobi Singh has won from the Thoubal constituency in 2007 and 2012.

Irom Sharmila, who in 2016 ended her 16-year-long fast demanding the revocation of the Afspa, 1958, and launched her People's Resurgence and Justice Alliance (PRJA) party, entered politics promising to repeal the legislation through constitutional means.

The party, in its initial weeks, tried to cast itself in the mould of the Aam Aadmi Party. Just like Arvind Kejriwal had done with AAP five years ago, the PRJA also took up the cause of corruption.

To further cement its place as a whistleblower of Indian politics, the PRJA adopted the "whistle" symbol as well. In fact, its aspirations caught the eye of Kejriwal himself, and the Delhi chief minister even made a donation to Sharmila's party, and urged others to donate generously.

The party, with little money or organisation, fielded five candidates, including two women. Sharmila contested against chief minister Ibobi Singh in Thoubal, her party convener Erendro Leichombam contested in Thangmeibandh, rights activist Najima Bibi in Wabagai constituency in Thoubal district, Bowang Kho, a former student leader, in Karong constituency of the Naga-dominated district of Senapati, and Md Ilyash, a municipal councillor, in Lilong constituency in Thoubal district.


Constituency Const. No. Leading Candidate Leading Party Trailing Candidate Trailing Party Margin
Kakching 37 Yengkhom Surchandra Singh Indian National Congress M. Rameshwar Singh (Ramay) Bharatiya Janata Party 630
Kangpokpi (Gen) 50 Nemcha Kipgen Bharatiya Janata Party Kharga Tamang Independent 2297
Karong (St) 47 D.D. Thaisii Indian National Congress R. Yuh Jonathan Tao Bharatiya Janata Party 4293
Keirao 6 Lourembam Rameshwor Meetei Bharatiya Janata Party Md. Nasiruddin Khan Independent 538
Keishamthong 12 Langpoklakpam Jayantakumar Singh National People's Party Laisom Ibomcha Singh Indian National Congress 3261
Khangabok 35 Surjakumar Okram Indian National Congress Thokchom Jadumani Singh Bharatiya Janata Party 9452
Khundrakpam (Gen) 1 Thokchom Lokeshwar Singh Indian National Congress Thangjam Mohendro Singh Bharatiya Janata Party 3059
Khurai (Gen) 3 Leishangthem Susindro Meitei Bharatiya Janata Party Dr. Ngairangbam Bijoy Singh Indian National Congress 1944
Konthoujam 18 Dr. Sapam Ranjan Singh Bharatiya Janata Party Konthoujam Sharat Singh Indian National Congress 2772
Kshetrigao 4 Nahakpam Indrajit Singh Bharatiya Janata Party Md. Amin Shah Indian National Congress 380
Kumbi 29 Sanasam Bira Singh Indian National Congress Ningthoujam Mangi Bharatiya Janata Party 1311
Lamlai 8 Ksh. Biren Singh Indian National Congress Khongbantabam Ibomcha Bharatiya Janata Party 852
Lamsang 17 Sorokhaibam Rajen Singh Bharatiya Janata Party Wangkheimayum Brajabidhu Singh Indian National Congress 1280
Langthabal 20 Karam Shyam Lok Jan Shakti Party O. Joy Singh Bharatiya Janata Party 2331
Lilong 30 Muhammad Abdul Nasir Indian National Congress Y. Antas Khan Independent 1268
Mao (St) 48 Losii Dikho Naga Peoples Front Woba Joram Bharatiya Janata Party 15414
Mayang Imphal 23 Kongkham Robindro Singh Bharatiya Janata Party Dr. Khumujam Ratankumar Singh Indian National Congress 3094
Moirang 27 Pukhrem Sharatchandra Singh Bharatiya Janata Party Mairembam Prithviraj Singh Indian National Congress 375
Nambol 24 Nameirakpam Loken Singh Indian National Congress Thounaojam Chaoba Bharatiya Janata Party 280
Naoriya Pakhanglakpa 21 Soibam Subhaschandra Singh Bharatiya Janata Party R.K. Anand Indian National Congress 1615
Nungba (St) 54 Gaikhangam Indian National Congress Adim Pamei Bharatiya Janata Party 5147
Oinam 25 Laishram Radhakishore Singh Bharatiya Janata Party Dr. Irengbam Ibohalbi Singh Indian National Congress 843
Patsoi 19 Km. Ak. Mirabai Devi Indian National Congress Sapam Kunjakeswor (Keba) Singh North East India Development Party 114
Phungyar (St) 43 K. Leishiyo Naga Peoples Front Somi Awungshi Bharatiya Janata Party 4778
Sagolband 11 Rajkumar Imo Singh Indian National Congress Dr. Khwairakpam Loken Singh Bharatiya Janata Party 19
Saikot (St) 59 T. N. Haokip Indian National Congress Paokholal Haokip Bharatiya Janata Party 5101
Saikul (St) 46 Yamthong Haokip Indian National Congress Chungkhokai Doungel Nationalist Congress Party 3261
Saitu (St) 51 Ngamthang Haokip Indian National Congress Haokholet Kipgen Bharatiya Janata Party 3817
Sekmai 16 Heikham Dingo Singh Bharatiya Janata Party Khwairakpam Devendro Singh Indian National Congress 2532
Singhat (St) 60 Ginsuanhau Indian National Congress Chinlunthang Bharatiya Janata Party 1162
Singjamei 13 Yumnam Khemchand Singh Bharatiya Janata Party Irengbam Hemochandra Singh Indian National Congress 1834
Sugnu 39 Kangujam Ranjit Singh Indian National Congress Yumnam Jiban Singh Bharatiya Janata Party 3133
Tadubi (St) 49 N. Kayisii National People's Party M. Francis Ngajokpa Bharatiya Janata Party 1299
Tamei (St) 52 Awangbow Newmai Naga Peoples Front Z. Kikhonbou Newmai Bharatiya Janata Party 747
Tamenglong (St) 53 Samuel Jendai Kamei Bharatiya Janata Party Janghemlung Panmei Naga Peoples Front 2004
Tengnoupal (St) 42 D. Korungthang Indian National Congress Yangkholet Haokip Bharatiya Janata Party 4656
Thanga 28 Tongbram Robindro Singh All India Trinamool Congress Moirangthem Asnikumar Singh Bharatiya Janata Party 1005
Thangmeiband 9 Khumukcham Joykisan Singh Indian National Congress Jyotin Waikhom Bharatiya Janata Party 157
Thanlon (St) 56 Vungzagin Valte Bharatiya Janata Party Chinkholal Thangsing Indian National Congress 7169
Thongju 5 Thongam Biswajit Singh Bharatiya Janata Party Thokchom Ajit Singh Indian National Congress 7301
Thoubal 31 Okram Ibobi Singh Indian National Congress Leitanthem Basanta Singh Bharatiya Janata Party 10470
Tipaimukh (St) 55 Dr. Chaltonlien Amo Indian National Congress Dr. Lallukhum Fimate Bharatiya Janata Party 626
Ukhrul (St) 44 Alfred Kanngam Arthur Indian National Congress Somatai Shaiza Bharatiya Janata Party 296
Uripok 10 Yumnam Joykumar Singh National People's Party Laishram Nandakumar Singh Indian National Congress 345
Wabgai 36 Md. Fajur Rahim Indian National Congress Dr. Usham Deben Singh Bharatiya Janata Party 4761
Wangjing Tentha 34 Paonam Brojen Singh Indian National Congress Moirangthem Hemanta Bharatiya Janata Party 1863
Wangkhei 15 Okram Henry Singh Indian National Congress Yumkham Erabot Singh Bharatiya Janata Party 4336
Wangkhem 32 Keisham Meghachandra Singh Indian National Congress Yumnam Nabachandra Singh North East India Development Party 2880
Wangoi 22 Oinam Lukhoi Singh Indian National Congress Khuraijam Loken Singh National People's Party 36
Yaiskul 14 Thokchom Satyabrata Singh Bharatiya Janata Party Elangbam Chand Singh Indian National Congress 570

Published Date: Mar 11, 2017 21:21 PM | Updated Date: Mar 11, 2017 21:26 PM

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