Nongthombam Biren, who was elected leader of BJP Manipur legislature wing on Monday, will be sworn in as the 24th chief minister of Manipur on Wednesday. Biren Singh, MLA from Heingang constituency, will be the first BJP chief minister in the state.
Suspected NSCN (IM) cadres set the house of BJP candidate SS Olish's worker on fire. The candidate is contesting from 41-Chandel (ST). The house belongs to BS Angam, who is the president of BJKP Chandel Mandal.
At least, eight BJP workers injured when Congress workers allegedly attacked them during re-polling in Andro constituency of Imphal East on Thursday.
The Bharatiya Janata Party, Manipur, while taking strong exception of the term ‘referendum’ used by Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh, sought clarification from him as to what empowered him to use the term.
Tension runs high in Khangabok Assembly constituency in Thoubal after supporters of BJP and Congress candidates were engaged in a post poll scuffle.
The Manipur unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is likely to file a counter-FIR against the State Election Commission (SEC) for "mentally harassing" the party's office bearers, and for allegedly creating confusion with regards to advertisements that were published in local dailies in Imphal, Manipur, on 3 March.
At least six persons including four women sustained injury in an IED blast near Kasturi Bridge in the hear of Imphal city on Wednesday evening at about 5.40 pm as the last phase Manipur polls ended.
The Chief Electoral Officer of Manipur has ordered re-polling in 34 polling stations of eight assembly constituencies which went to the polls in the first phase on 4 March.
Election Commission of India has announced an ex-gratia amount of Rs 20,000 lakhs ex-gratia for the victim family of deceased polling staff H Ramkating, Asst teacher of K Ashang Khullen Aze Aided Primary school Ukhrul who succumbed to injury in a bomb attack while performing election duty for the 11th Manipur Legislative Assembly 2017.
Following the incident, angry villagers of Lamzang frisked vehicles plying within their areas looking out for suspects.
The Naga outfit threatened the villagers of dire consequences if the latter failed to cast their votes to the particular independent candidate the outfit is supporting.
Manipur Election 2017: Poll staff, Assam Rifles trooper injured in two blasts; ex-minister's house attacked
Tension erupted in Churachandpur district due to political rivalries between former minister Phungjathang Tonsing and his rival candidate.
On the last day of campaigning for the second phase of Manipur polls, anti-AFSPA activist Irom Sharmila went door-to-door seeking votes in Thoubal Assembly constituency.
Launching a scathing attack on the Centre, Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) president TN Haokip alleged that the government has done nothing since it came to power in 2014.
Manipur Election 2017: Before second phase of polling begins, four Kuki militants nabbed by Assam Rifles
A troop of 25 Assam Rifles apprehended four Kuki National Front (P) militants at Churachandpur on early Sunday morning. The militants were nabbed at 5.30 am. Two AK-56 rifles, two pistols, four cell phones and 148 rounds were recovered during the counter-insurgency operation. The arrested were handed over to the Churachandpur police.
Manipur Election 2017: Rs 20,000 cr sanctioned for road development in state, says Nitin Gadkari in poll rally
The minister said Manipur needs the right leadership who has the capability for development, right decision-making capacity and give a corruption-free and transparent administration.
On the eve of Manipur Assembly Election, Governor Najima Heptullah has appealed to all the citizens of the state to exercise their "democratic right in a free and fair manner and without fear as it is the very essence of our democratic system."
During campaigning, there were bitter exchanges between the Congress and the BJP over the ongoing economic blockade in the state and the Naga Peace Accord.
Poll related violence are steaming up in Manipur with only two days left for the first phase Manipur polls.
Manipur Election 2017: LDF lends its support to Irom Sharmila who is pitted against Ibobi in upcoming polls
Left and Democratic Front (LDF) Convener M Nara has announced support to Irom Sharmila, a candidate of PRJA who is taking on the Manipur chief minister Okram Ibobi in Thoubal Assembly constituency.