Manipur Election News
April 17, 2014 04:04 PM
62% turnout in Manipur till 2 PM
As per media reports, 62 per cent of 8.53 lakh voters cast their ballot in the second phase of LS polls in Manipur till 2 PM today.
April 17, 2014 02:24 PM
LS Polls: 35% turnout in Manipur till 12
As per media reports, 35 per cent of electors cast their ballot till noon today in the Inner Manipur constituency.
April 17, 2014 11:29 AM
22% voting cast in Manipur till 9 AM
As per media reports, in the first two hours of polling in the Inner Manipur constituency, around 22 per cent electors have cast their vote.
April 17, 2014 09:56 AM
LS Polls begins in Manipur
As per media reports, polling has begun in the state of Manipur in the Inner Manipur constituency on Thursday.
April 09, 2014 05:57 PM
Nearly a third of ballots cast in Manipur
Long queues formed Wednesday even before the start of voting in one of Manipur's two parliamentary constituencies and in the first four hours, around 30 percent electorate cast their ballots.
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April 09, 2014 02:58 PM
Voting begins in Manipur
Voting for one of the two Lok Sabha seats in Manipur began Wednesday, officials said. Polling will be held for the Outer Manipur seat. The Inner Manipur constituency will vote April 17.
March 31, 2014 04:12 PM
Congress banned by Kukis in Manipur
The Kuki National Army, India (KNA-I), has evoked fresh trouble for the Congress party in the state of Manipur. Blaming the party for disrupting the peaceful atmosphere of the Kukis in Manipur, the Kuki militants have banned the Congress party from contesting the forthcoming election from the Outer Manipur constituency.
To ensure peace and security during the polls and for a stringent check on the Kukis, more security has been deployed in the sensitive areas in Manipur. However, the Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam said, "The ban has no impact on our campaign."
Thangso Baite is the candidate fielded by the Congress party in the LS polls from the Outer Manipur constituency.
March 27, 2014 09:31 PM
Helicopters for remote hill areas: LS Polls
For the remote areas of Manipur, four helicopters will be used for transportation of poll materials and EVMs. These helicopters will also send security forces to the hill areas. Therefore, construction of 28 helipads is underway in different districts of Tamenglong, Ukhrul, Chandel, and Churachandpur, which cover 196 polling stations.
Manipur Lok Sabha Elections 2014
With India gearing up for its 16th Lok Sabha polls, people of Manipur would hope for some pressing issues like the AFSPA (Armed Forces Special Powers Act) to be repealed, compromise on international borders, insurgency, expansion of policy discourse on minority in India, protection of women and children, inefficient healthcare etc.
There are two parliamentary constituencies in the state, namely Inner Manipur and Outer Manipur. The latter constituency is reserved for Scheduled Tribe (ST) candidates. Having a unicameral form of government, the state sends only one member to the Rajya Sabha and two members to the Lok Sabha.
Currently, Dr. Thokchom Meinya and Thangso Baite are the sitting MPs for the Inner Manipur and Outer Manipur constituency, respectively.
Ruling Party and the Constitution
Though the Governor is the constitutional head of the state, the real executive powers lie in the hands of the Chief Minister and his Cabinet. The current Governor of Manipur is Vinod Duggal. The incumbent Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh, representing the Congress party, has been in the position since 2002.
Since its formation in 1972, the state of Manipur has seen a race of governance between the Congress and the Manipur People's Party (MPP). The state has been imposed with the President's rule ten times since 1963. The first Chief Minister of the state was MPP's Muhammad Alimuddin. Following its first State Election victory, the party went on to form the government in 1974 and 1992. The incumbent Congress has governed the state for ten terms since its formation, with Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh presiding over his third consecutive term.
The upcoming polls will be the state's 15th Lok Sabha elections. The first elections were held in 1951, clinched by the Congress. The INC's winning streak was broken in 1967 by the Communist Party of India. However, the CPI's sweet victory didn't last long, as the INC made a winning return in the 1971 polls. It was in 1998 that the CPI managed to break through the Congress' stronghold. In 1999, the BJP clinched a victory, but could not make a mark in the state bringing the Congress back into power in the 2004 elections. In the 2009 General Elections, Congress bagged both the constituencies, with a total of 13,39,399 valid votes.
The Lok Sabha elections are scheduled to take place on 9 and 17 April 2014.
- Indian National Congress (INC): The Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee is a wing of the INC for the state of Manipur. Headquartered in Imphal, the party is headed by Gaikhangam.
- Manipur People's Party (MPP): Recognised as the oldest party in Manipur, the MPP is one of the many factions of the INC. After its poll debacle in the 2009 elections where it lost the only seat it contested, the MPP got into an alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to withstand the Congress monopoly. The MPP ruled the state for two terms. However, unfortunately in 2013, the party was unrecognised as a Regional Party.
- Nationalist Congress Party (NCP): Formed in 1999, the NCP has strong functioning units all across the country. Led by Radhabinod Koijam, the party won the Manipur State Elections in 2007.
The other parties up for the Lok Sabha race are All India Trinamool Congress (AITMC) and the Communist Party of India (CPI).
Prominent Political Leaders
Opinion Polls 2014
- Okram Ibobi Singh: The present Chief Minister of Manipur, Okram has been a revolution for the Congress party in the state. He has held this position of governance since 7 October 2002. A gold medalist in Chemistry, Okram's stellar performance in the 2012 State Elections, where he secured absolute majority helped Congress stamp its dominance in the state. In 2008, he escaped an assassination bid by rebels, over the issue of insurgency in Manipur.
- Radhabinod Koijam: Currently the President of the Nationalist Congress Party in Manipur, Koijam served as the Chief Minister of the state in 2001. However, his time at the office was a short-lived one, as the coalition which he was leading fell in the same year. He was succeeded by Okram Ibobi Singh.
Although Opinion Polls predict the BJP to make a clean sweep at the Centre, Congress is expected to retain its power in the state of Manipur.
- Manipur government website
- Archives on Indian Government website
- CEO Manipur website
No. of PCs: 2
No. of Polling Days: 2
Polling Dates: 09 April (Phase 2), 17 April (Phase 5)
No. of Polling Stations: 2,662
No. of Polling Station locations: 2,057
Total Electors: 17,39,005 (as on 15th January 2014)
Electors in Age Group 18 to 25 years: 18.86%
Women Electors: 50.95%
Poll Expenditure Limit per Candidate : Rs. 70 lakhs
Manipur Parliamentary Constituency Winners 2009
|PC No.||PC Name||Category||Winning Candidate||Gender||Party||Total Votes|
|1||Inner Manipur||GEN||Dr. Thokchom Meinya||M||INC||230876|
|2||Outer Manipur||(ST)||Thangso Baite||M||INC||344517|
||Parliamentary Constituencies in Manipur
Last Updated on : April 14, 2014
||Parliamentary Constituencies of India