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.

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.


ConstituencyConst. No.Leading CandidateLeading PartyTrailing CandidateTrailing PartyMargin
Kakching37Yengkhom Surchandra SinghIndian National CongressM. Rameshwar Singh (Ramay)Bharatiya Janata Party630
Kangpokpi (Gen)50Nemcha KipgenBharatiya Janata PartyKharga TamangIndependent2297
Karong (St)47D.D. ThaisiiIndian National CongressR. Yuh Jonathan TaoBharatiya Janata Party4293
Keirao6Lourembam Rameshwor MeeteiBharatiya Janata PartyMd. Nasiruddin KhanIndependent538
Keishamthong12Langpoklakpam Jayantakumar SinghNational People's PartyLaisom Ibomcha SinghIndian National Congress3261
Khangabok35Surjakumar OkramIndian National CongressThokchom Jadumani SinghBharatiya Janata Party9452
Khundrakpam (Gen)1Thokchom Lokeshwar SinghIndian National CongressThangjam Mohendro SinghBharatiya Janata Party3059
Khurai (Gen)3Leishangthem Susindro MeiteiBharatiya Janata PartyDr. Ngairangbam Bijoy SinghIndian National Congress1944
Konthoujam18Dr. Sapam Ranjan SinghBharatiya Janata PartyKonthoujam Sharat SinghIndian National Congress2772
Kshetrigao4Nahakpam Indrajit SinghBharatiya Janata PartyMd. Amin ShahIndian National Congress380
Kumbi29Sanasam Bira SinghIndian National CongressNingthoujam MangiBharatiya Janata Party1311
Lamlai8Ksh. Biren SinghIndian National CongressKhongbantabam IbomchaBharatiya Janata Party852
Lamsang17Sorokhaibam Rajen SinghBharatiya Janata PartyWangkheimayum Brajabidhu SinghIndian National Congress1280
Langthabal20Karam ShyamLok Jan Shakti PartyO. Joy SinghBharatiya Janata Party2331
Lilong30Muhammad Abdul NasirIndian National CongressY. Antas KhanIndependent1268
Mao (St)48Losii DikhoNaga Peoples FrontWoba JoramBharatiya Janata Party15414
Mayang Imphal23Kongkham Robindro SinghBharatiya Janata PartyDr. Khumujam Ratankumar SinghIndian National Congress3094
Moirang27Pukhrem Sharatchandra SinghBharatiya Janata PartyMairembam Prithviraj SinghIndian National Congress375
Nambol24Nameirakpam Loken SinghIndian National CongressThounaojam ChaobaBharatiya Janata Party280
Naoriya Pakhanglakpa21Soibam Subhaschandra SinghBharatiya Janata PartyR.K. AnandIndian National Congress1615
Nungba (St)54GaikhangamIndian National CongressAdim PameiBharatiya Janata Party5147
Oinam25Laishram Radhakishore SinghBharatiya Janata PartyDr. Irengbam Ibohalbi SinghIndian National Congress843
Patsoi19Km. Ak. Mirabai DeviIndian National CongressSapam Kunjakeswor (Keba) SinghNorth East India Development Party114
Phungyar (St)43K. LeishiyoNaga Peoples FrontSomi AwungshiBharatiya Janata Party4778
Sagolband11Rajkumar Imo SinghIndian National CongressDr. Khwairakpam Loken SinghBharatiya Janata Party19
Saikot (St)59T. N. HaokipIndian National CongressPaokholal HaokipBharatiya Janata Party5101
Saikul (St)46Yamthong HaokipIndian National CongressChungkhokai DoungelNationalist Congress Party3261
Saitu (St)51Ngamthang HaokipIndian National CongressHaokholet KipgenBharatiya Janata Party3817
Sekmai16Heikham Dingo SinghBharatiya Janata PartyKhwairakpam Devendro SinghIndian National Congress2532
Singhat (St)60GinsuanhauIndian National CongressChinlunthangBharatiya Janata Party1162
Singjamei13Yumnam Khemchand SinghBharatiya Janata PartyIrengbam Hemochandra SinghIndian National Congress1834
Sugnu39Kangujam Ranjit SinghIndian National CongressYumnam Jiban SinghBharatiya Janata Party3133
Tadubi (St)49N. KayisiiNational People's PartyM. Francis NgajokpaBharatiya Janata Party1299
Tamei (St)52Awangbow NewmaiNaga Peoples FrontZ. Kikhonbou NewmaiBharatiya Janata Party747
Tamenglong (St)53Samuel Jendai KameiBharatiya Janata PartyJanghemlung PanmeiNaga Peoples Front2004
Tengnoupal (St)42D. KorungthangIndian National CongressYangkholet HaokipBharatiya Janata Party4656
Thanga28Tongbram Robindro SinghAll India Trinamool CongressMoirangthem Asnikumar SinghBharatiya Janata Party1005
Thangmeiband9Khumukcham Joykisan SinghIndian National CongressJyotin WaikhomBharatiya Janata Party157
Thanlon (St)56Vungzagin ValteBharatiya Janata PartyChinkholal ThangsingIndian National Congress7169
Thongju5Thongam Biswajit SinghBharatiya Janata PartyThokchom Ajit SinghIndian National Congress7301
Thoubal31Okram Ibobi SinghIndian National CongressLeitanthem Basanta SinghBharatiya Janata Party10470
Tipaimukh (St)55Dr. Chaltonlien AmoIndian National CongressDr. Lallukhum FimateBharatiya Janata Party626
Ukhrul (St)44Alfred Kanngam ArthurIndian National CongressSomatai ShaizaBharatiya Janata Party296
Uripok10Yumnam Joykumar SinghNational People's PartyLaishram Nandakumar SinghIndian National Congress345
Wabgai36Md. Fajur RahimIndian National CongressDr. Usham Deben SinghBharatiya Janata Party4761
Wangjing Tentha34Paonam Brojen SinghIndian National CongressMoirangthem HemantaBharatiya Janata Party1863
Wangkhei15Okram Henry SinghIndian National CongressYumkham Erabot SinghBharatiya Janata Party4336
Wangkhem32Keisham Meghachandra SinghIndian National CongressYumnam Nabachandra SinghNorth East India Development Party2880
Wangoi22Oinam Lukhoi SinghIndian National CongressKhuraijam Loken SinghNational People's Party36
Yaiskul14Thokchom Satyabrata SinghBharatiya Janata PartyElangbam Chand SinghIndian National Congress570

Published Date: Mar 11, 2017 09:21 pm | Updated Date: Mar 11, 2017 09:26 pm

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