2017 Manipur Legislative Assembly election

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Manipur Legislative Assembly election, 2017

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All 60 assembly constituencies
31 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
 
Leader Okram Ibobi Singh Nongthombam Biren Singh
Party INC BJP
Alliance NDA
Leader's seat Thoubal Heingang
Seats before 47 None
Seats after 28 21
Seat change Decrease19 Increase21
Percentage 35.1% 36.3%
Swing Decrease6.9% Increase35%

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Chief Minister before election

Okram Ibobi Singh
INC

Elected Chief Minister

Nongthombam Biren Singh
BJP

A Legislative Assembly election was held in Manipur on 4 March and 8 March 2017 to elect the 60 members of the Manipur Legislative Assembly,[1] [2] as the term of current Legislative Assembly ends on 18 March 2017.[3] Voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) machines was used along with EVM in four assembly constituencies in Manipur.[4]

Background[edit]

The current Legislative Assembly expires on 18 March 2017.[3] In the last election, held in 2012, the Congress won 42 seats and Incumbent Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh was re-elected.[5][6] In 2014, the Manipur State Congress Party, with its five Members of Legislative Assembly, joined the ruling Congress.[7]

Opinion polls[edit]

Polling firm/Link Date BJP INC NPF AITC Other
Axis - India Today[8] Oct 2016 40-45 (48) 7-8 (10) 3-5 (5) 00 00

Results[edit]

Results were declared on 11 March 2017.[9][10]

Summary of the 4-8 March 2017 Manipur Legislative Assembly election results[11]
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Parties and coalitions Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Won +/−
Indian National Congress (INC) 582,056 35.1 Decrease6.9 28 Decrease19
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) 601,539 36.3 Increase34.2 21 Increase21
Naga People's Front (NPF) 118,850 7.2 Decrease0.3 4 Steady
National People's Party (NPP) 83,744 5.1 Increase3.9 4 Increase4
Independents 83,834 5.1 Increase1.8 1 Increase1
Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) 42,263 2.5 Increase1.9 1 Steady
All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) 23,384 1.4 Decrease15.6 1 Decrease4
None of the Above (NOTA) 9,062 0.6 Increase0.6 N/A
Total 100.00 60 ±0

Results by constituency[edit]

No. Constituency Name of Member Party
1 Khundrakpam Thokchom Lokeshwar Singh INC
2 Heingang Nongthombam Biren Singh BJP
3 Khurai Leishangthem Susindro Meitei BJP
4 Kshetrigao Nahakpam Indrajit Singh BJP
5 Thongju Thongam Biswajit Singh BJP
6 Keirao Lourembam Rameshwor Meetei BJP
7 Andro Thounaojam Shyamkumar INC
8 Lamlai Kshetrimayum Biren Singh INC
9 Thangmeiband Khumukcham Joykisan Singh INC
10 Uripok Yumnam Joykumar Singh NPP
11 Sagolband Rajkumar Imo Singh INC
12 Keishamthong Langpoklakpam Jayantakumar Singh NPP
13 Singjamei Yumnam Khemchand Sing BJP
14 Yaiskul Thokchom Satyabrata Singh BJP
15 Wangkhei Okram Henry Singh INC
16 Sekmai (SC) Heikham Dingo Singh BJP
17 Lamsang Sorokhaibam Rajen BJP
18 Konthoujam Dr. Sapam Ranjan Singh BJP
19 Patsoi Akoijam Mirabai Devi INC
20 Langthabal Karam Shyam LJP
21 Naoriya Pakhanglakpa Soibam Subhaschandra Singh BJP
22 Wangoi Oinam Lukhoi Singh INC
23 Mayang Imphal Kongkham Robindro Singh BJP
24 Nambol Nameirakpam Loken Singh INC
25 Oinam Laishram Radhakishore Singh BJP
26 Bishnupur Konthoujam Govindas INC
27 Moirang Pukhrem Sharatchandra Sing BJP
28 Thanga Tongbram Robindro Singh AITC
29 Kumbi Sanasam Bira Singh INC
30 Lilong Muhammad Abdul Nasir INC
31 Thoubal Okram Ibobi Singh INC
32 Wangkhem Keisham Meghachandra Singh INC
33 Heirok Thokchom Radheshyam Singh BJP
34 Wangjing Tentha Paonam Brojen INC
35 Khangabok Surjakumar Okram INC
36 Wabgai Muhammad Fajur Rahim INC
37 Kakching Yengkhom Surchandra Singh INC
38 Hiyanglam Dr. Radheshyam Yumnam BJP
39 Sugnu Kangujam Ranjit Singh INC
40 Jiribam Ashab Uddin Ind
41 Chandel (ST) Letpao Haokip NPP
42 Tengnoupal (ST) D. Korungthang INC
43 Phungyar (ST) K. Leishiyo NPF
44 Ukhrul (ST) Alfred Kanngam Arthur INC
45 Chingai (ST) Khashim Vashum NPF
46 Saikul (ST) Yamthong Haokip INC
47 Karong (ST) D. D. Thaisii INC
48 Mao (ST) Losii Dikho NPF
49 Tadubi (ST) N. Kayisii NPP
50 Kangpokpi Nemcha Kipgen BJP
51 Saitu (ST) Ngamthang Haokip INC
52 Tamei (ST) Awangbow Newmai NPF
53 Tamenglong (ST) Samuel Jendai Kamei BJP
54 Nungba (ST) Gaikhangam INC
55 Tipaimukh (ST) Dr. Chaltonlien Amo INC
56 Thanlon (ST) Vungzagin Valte BJP
57 Henglep (ST) T. Thangzalam Haokip BJP
58 Churachandpur (ST) V. Hangkhanlian BJP
59 Saikot (ST) T. N. Haokip INC
60 Singhat (ST) Ginsuanhau INC

Government formation[edit]

On 15 March 2017, N. Biren Singh was sworn as the Chief Minister, having formed a coalition with National People's Party, Naga People's Front and the Lok Janshakti Party. This marked the first time that the Bharatiya Janata Party has formed a government in Manipur. The Indian National Congress remained the single largest party in the legislature.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Announcement: Schedule for the General Elections to the Legislative Assemblies of Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh" (PDF). Election Commission of India. 4 January 2017. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Manipur Elections 2017".
  3. ^ a b "Terms of the Houses". eci.nic.in. Election Commission of India/National Informatics Centre. Retrieved 23 May 2016.
  4. ^ "AnnexureVI VVPAT Page 24" (PDF).
  5. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election, 2012 to the Legislative Assembly of Manipur, Election Commission of India". Missing or empty |url= (help)Statistical Report on General Election, 2012 to the Legislative Assembly of Manipur, Election Commission of India ([1])
  6. ^ Iboyaima Laithangbam (15 March 2012). "Ibobi sworn in, but fight for No. 2 slot continues". The Hindu. Retrieved 24 May 2016.
  7. ^ "Manipur party joins Cong". The Telegraph. 4 April 2014. Retrieved 24 May 2016.
  8. ^ "India Today-Axis Opinion Poll on Manipur: Another north-eastern jewel in BJP's crown after Assam". Indiatoday.in. 14 October 2016. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
  9. ^ http://election.onmanorama.com/en/manipur-assembly-elections-2017.html
  10. ^ Manipur Election Results 2017
  11. ^ "Himachal Pradesh Assembly election results — counting ends as BJP seals majority with 44 seats". The Hindu. 18 December 2017. Retrieved 8 December 2018.

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