BJP names N Biren as Chief Minister-designate of Manipur

By: Wahengbam Rorrkychand Nongthombam Biren Singh, MLA of Heingang A/C has been named as leader of BJP legislative party today during a meeting held at Classic Grande, Imphal. During the meeting, Union Minister, Piyush Goyal said that Biren has been named as the leader of the BJP legislatures, his name was proposed by Th Bishwajit, […]

Respect the mandate

On the morrow of the election to the 11th Manipur Legislative Assembly and the razor edge hung verdict the electors’ verdict, it is difficult not to be reminded of what German philosopher Karl Popper said what the most important virtue of a liberal democracy is. Democracy is not perfect and cannot be so be it […]

Manipur Election: Congress has the “Single Largest Majority”, will form next government: Okram Ibobi

By: WAHENGBAM RORRKYCHAND Congress  also claims stake in Manipur Imphal, May 12: The Indian National Congress has also claimed stake today and said that its MLAs are also very much solid and united. Chief Minister, Okram Ibobi Singh has met the Governor, Najma Heptulla, tonight at around 9.45PM and claimed stake as the INC has […]

BJP will have numbers to form govt in Manipur: Ram Madhav

NPP, LJP have extended support to BJP to form govt in Manipur: BJP general secretary Ram Madhav. BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav said the party will muster support to have the numbers required to form the government in Manipur. “The BJP has already got some support and hopes for cooperation of others as well to […]

Irom Sharmila quits politics

IMPHAL: Manipur’s ‘Iron Lady’ Irom Sharmila has reportedly decided to quit politics. The activist-turned-politician decided to enter politics after ending her 16-year-long fast against AFSPA in August 2016. She announced her decision to contest the Assembly elections in the state against incumbent chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh in Thoubal constituency, where he had won the […]

Decks cleared for counting of votes today from 8 am

IMPHAL, Mar 10: Altogether 28 polling stations of eight Assembly Constituencies went to repoll today amid stringent security arrangement. Briefing media persons at his Lamphelpat office today, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) VK Dewangan said that polling parties who were assigned duty for the repoll would reach their respective district headquarters by this midnight. Scrutiny would […]

Re-poll in 8 ACs records 89% voter turnout

IMPHAL: Re-polling in 34 polling stations, spread across eight constituencies, ended peacefully on Thursday with a whooping voter turn-out of 89 per cent. The otherwise peaceful polling was, however, marred by some stray incidents of violence. Of the 34 polling stations which went for re-polling, five were in Andro, 12 in Saikul, three in Saitu, […]

Peaceful repolls in 34 polling stations in Manipur

IMPHAL, March 9:   Peaceful repolls are reported in 34 polling stations in eight districts of Manipur on Thursday. State Chief Election Officer Vivek Kumar Dewangan disclosed that the repolls were being held as per directives of the Election Commission. There was tight security at the polling stations to ensure that there was no untoward incident.  A […]

Second phase poll records approximately 86% turnout Most peaceful election ever in Manipur, claims CEO

IMPHAL, Mar 8: Fates of 98 including four women who are fighting for 22 Assembly segments have been sealed in EVM as the second phase of the 11th Manipur Legislative Assembly election concluded today which recorded 86 per cent turnout like in the first phase. Disturbances and electoral malpractices were seen in many polling stations, […]

Second phase poll records approximately 86% turnout Most peaceful election ever in Manipur, claims CEO

IMPHAL, Mar 8: Fates of 98 including four women who are fighting for 22 Assembly segments have been sealed in EVM as the second phase of the 11th Manipur Legislative Assembly election concluded today which recorded 86 per cent turnout like in the first phase. Disturbances and electoral malpractices were seen in many polling stations, […]

Manipur Elections 2017: 86% turnout amid reports of proxy voting

The turnout in 22 Assembly constituencies was the highest since the 2009 Lok Sabha election. Reports of alleged proxy voting in Ukhrul district marred polling in Manipur as 86 per cent voters turned out in the second and the last phase of the Assembly election on Wednesday. The turnout in 22 Assembly constituencies was the […]

Right ingredients to make it spicy All eyes on 2nd phase polls

All eyes are now on the second phase election. Even as the readers read this commentary, voters would have started getting ready to proceed to the polling station to cast their votes and it is interesting to note that voters will vote along diametrically opposite agenda. So while issues like the territorial integrity of Manipur […]

Repoll to be held in 34 polling stations on March 9

IMPHAL, Mar 7 : The office of the Chief Electoral Officer has ordered repolls in 34 polling stations spread across 8 Assembly Constituencies which went to polls in the first phase on March 4. Repoll will be held on March 9 from 7 am till 3 pm, said a notification issued by the office of […]

Photos of the 2nd Phase of Manipur Assembly Election 2017

Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh and new entrant Irom Sharmila will compete against each other as they will be contesting from Thoubal constituency in the 2nd Phase of Manipur Assembly Election 2017. Polling has been started in 22 consituencies, and many as 98 candidates are contesting the elections in this phase. Security has been deployed […]

Decks cleared for 2nd phase polls, two AR men on poll duty hurt in attack

UKL/IMP, Mar 7: Two Assam Rifles jawan were injured when unidentified persons triggered two powerful IEDs on Tuesday almost simultaneously at two separate places in poll-bound Kamjong district (carved out of Ukhrul district). According to police sources, the first attack occurred around 3.15 pm at a place located about 3 kms from Aishi village under […]

Fate of candidates sealed in 38 ACs Looking to second phase

First phase poll over. Fate of candidates in 38 Assembly Constituencies sealed and now all eyes are on March 8, when 22 Assembly segments will go to polls. By March 11 the results of all Assembly Constituencies will be out, barring those which will go in for repoll. Now what were the issues under which […]

NOTA and its growing relevance

Around 11 lakh people of Manipur are eligible to exercise their right to adult franchise in the first phase of the 11th Manipur Legislative Assembly election scheduled on March 4. Altogether 168 candidates including seven women would be vying for 38 Assembly seats. Out of these 11 lakh people or so, how many people would […]

38 Assembly segments vote sans any major untoward incident First phase poll records approximately 84 per cent turnout

IMPHAL, Mar 4: The first phase polling of the 11th Manipur Legislative Assembly election went off smoothly today and there were no reports of any major untoward incident except for a few minor incidents. Polling began at 7 am and went on till 3 pm. The poll percentage was pegged at 84 but the figure […]

First phase of Manipur Election 2017 held: Over 80% voter turnout in the polling, PRJA candidate assaulted

Over 80 percent voter turnout was recorded in the first phase of polling in Manipur in 38 constituencies spread across six districts in the hill state. Officials said the final figure would go higher as this was only the preliminary report at 3 pm when polling officially ended. The second and final phase of polling […]