Top Manipur Election News 2022
Manipur Election News 2022
Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday sacked party chiefs of the five states, including Manipur, where it was reduced to single digits.
Sangma said he would examine the situation if his party is not invited to join the government.
However, no official confirmation had been made by the BJP at the time of filing this report.
The oath-taking ceremony was also attended by chief secretary Rajesh Kumar, DGP P Doungel, Rajya Sabha MP L Sanajaoba among other state officials.
He also expressed his gratitude to the BJP leaders for supporting him through thick and thin and assured that he would stand by the party principles.
While the (BJP) received a thumping majority by winning 32 seats in the 60 member Manipur Legislative Assembly election, NPF won 5 seats out of the 10 seats in which the party contested.
In the 2017 assembly election, the BJP had won 21 seats and formed the government with some regional parties.
For now, one can safely say that whatever Manipur’s future might hold, the Congress may not have much of a role to play in it. And they can only blame themselves and the party leadership (at least what remains) for this.
Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Goa and Manipur will decide their next government with the election results today. This live blog updates with all the latest details from Manipur and the battle for Imphal.
Soon after collecting his winning certificate, the incumbent CM said the BJP would talk with ‘like-minded’ parties, minus the Conrad Sangma-led National People’s Party (NPP), for a post-poll alliance.
Chief Minister N Biren Singh assured that the upcoming BJP government in the state will press the Centre to repeal AFSPA from Manipur and solve the issue of unemployment.
While the final results are awaited, the state BJP chief said her party is confident of securing majority in the state.
The Congress, which had emerged as the single-largest party, winning 28 seats in the 2017 assembly elections, is currently leading in just three seats.
Interestingly, non-BJP and non-Congress parties are being expected to grab a major part of the Assembly pie this time.
The polling stations where repolls will be held on March 8 (Tuesday) are Ukhrul (E-2) in Ukhrul constituency, Kalhang and Peh (B) in Chingai constituency, Ngamju, Yang Khullen and Mao Marafii in Karong and Tadubi ACs respectively.
The final voting percentage will be notified after the arrival of all political parties.
Polling for the second and last phase of assembly elections in Manipur began at 7 am in 22 constituencies across six districts.
Nobody was injured in the blast triggered by two masked persons, who came in a two-wheeler, a police officer said.
All arrangements are in place to hold voting in 1,247 polling stations adhering to COVID-19 safety protocols, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Rajesh Agarwal had said on Friday.
On Thursday, apart from the six electoral districts, the ECI ordered re-polls at 12 polling stations in Manipur where the polling took place during Phase 1 on February 28.
Many locals still hold to the notion that trans people work only in beauty parlours.
The fresh poll of the first phase in the 12 polling stations in Imphal East, Kangpokpi and Churachandpur districts will be held along with the second phase of poll on March 5 (Saturday).
Ramesh, in a press conference, alleged that a senior government official had leaked this information.
As per the official statement, in the first incident, District Police of Churachandpur arrested a person namely, Onjalal Kipgen of K. Phaijang on Tuesday for causing damage to EVM with a hammer
As per the police report, the incident took place at around 1:30 am near Tamenglong college due to mechanical failure.
According to official report, based on intelligence inputs, troops of Assam Rifles, unearthed a cache in the jungle close to Govajang village near Moreh in Tengnoupal district.
According to CEO Manipur, Imphal East reported 76.64% voter turnout while Imphal West recorded 82.19%. Bishnupur recorded 73.44%, Churachandpur 74.45% while Kangpokpi recorded 82.19%
Dennis Lallienzuol alleged impersonation and said the incident happened due to the malpractice in the state’s electoral process.
The incident took place in Tipaimukh assembly constituency in Churachandpur district. The police personnel was identified as Naorem Ibochouba, a resident of Kakching district
At least one person was injured in a clash between two parties in Churachandpur district. An EVM was damaged, and it was later replaced.
All-women personnel are conducting voting in 381 polling stations. PWD personnel are manning a polling station in Saikot assembly seat in Churachandpur.
Polling in 38 constituencies in the 60-member assembly began at 7 AM amid tight security and strict adherence to COVID-19 norms.
They will be the role model for not just other polling stations in Manipur but also for people all over India, said returning officer Pooja Elangbam on the women polling booth personnel.
The incident took place around 11:30 pm when Wanglembam Rojit Singh was meeting some of his party workers at Naharup Makhapat, about 3 km from his residence.
Before hitting the intensive campaign trail, every candidate in Manipur organises a flag hoisting ceremony in his/her respective constituency and invites the people of the constituency and party workers.
The silent period is a ban on political campaigning prior to voting, to give voters a peaceful time to consider and make a final decision on their vote.
The Congress, in a letter, to the EC said this “diabolic” statement is a clear violation of the model code and strict action must to taken to ensure free and fair elections.
For the first time ever, 55,000 more women than men will be electing its next legislature.
Watch this EastMojo ground report to understand the gravity of the water crisis in Manipur, which goes to poll in two phases on February 28 and March 5
Governor Ganesan has appealed to all the citizens to exercise their democratic franchise freely and without fear.
Similar to candidates fighting elections in the first phase with money power, in the second phase, out of the 92 candidates, 52 (57%) are crorepatis.
The people of Manipur have suffered insurgency-related violence for decades now. Political violence, however, has now begun to rear its ugly head.
Now, as election fever hits here too, the roadside camps of candidates belonging to parties such as Congress, BJP and JD(U) gather dust every time a vehicle passes through the pothole-riddled single lane inter-village road.
The Helicopter started from Bir Tikendrajit International Airport, Imphal to Kangla – Kangla to Parbung – back to Kangla – Kangla to Kasom Khullen – back to Kangla – back to Bir Tikendrajit International Airport, Imphal.
Polling for the 60-seat Manipur Legislative Assembly will be held in two phases on February 28 and March 5 and the votes will be counted on March 10.
“The youth today want development and peace. We will vote accordingly, on the basis of which candidate can fulfill our wishes and not based on party,” said a voter in his mid-twenties.
The National People’s Party, which nominated him from the Lamlai Assembly Constituency, dropped his name from the party’s final list of candidates, after finding out the sheer number of pending criminal cases against him.
In an exclusive with EastMojo, minister Th Biswajit said the Armed Forces (Special) Powers Act (AFSPA) was not created by the BJP and, thus, cannot be an election issue.
As the problem of Bodo militancy was solved in neighbouring Assam, no Kuki youth will have to carry arms anymore, Shah said in an election rally in Manipur’s Churachandpur district.