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The party also underscored further improvement of law and order situation will be a priority plank.

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February 20, 2017 3:48 pm

Polling for the 60-seat Manipur Assembly will take place in two phases on March 4 and March 8.

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February 20, 2017 10:24 am

The on-going insurgency and ethnic driven conflict seems to have taken a heavy toll on the communist parties of Manipur

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February 19, 2017 2:35 pm

In response, Sharmila's PRJA party tweeted "Thanks a lot Mann sir for supporting our campaign and believing in us. We will change Manipur for good."

Thoubal:  Irom Sharmila files nomination at DC Office for upcoming assembly election of Manipur in Thoubal constituency  in Manipur, on Thursday.   PTI Photo  Manash Pratim Gogoi


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February 19, 2017 11:38 am

The activist went on to form her own party and has decided to fight the March assembly elections with the sole agenda of withdrawal of the Act from Manipur.

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With the scrapping of old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes due to demonetisation, traders who faced shortage of new notes subsequently could not pay wages to the labourers who made those materails.

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February 18, 2017 11:30 am

So far, the Peoples' Resurgence and Justice Alliance has collected Rs 4.5 lakhs through crowdfunding.

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"Recently I had met the EC and told them that they were required to act in order to lift the blockade as the model code of conduct is in force in the state."

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February 17, 2017 9:11 pm

In the affidavit, Sharmila stated that she has only Rs 10,000 in cash at hand and Rs 2.5 lakh in a bank account.

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February 17, 2017 3:41 pm

The ruling Congress had blamed the main opposition BJP for "instigating" the UNC in continuing with the blockade and "not doing enough" for the state.

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February 16, 2017 7:10 pm

Sharmila filed her nominations on behalf of her Peoples' Resurgence and Justice Alliance (PRJA), which is making an electoral debut, while Ibobi Singh for Congress.

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February 16, 2017 4:35 pm

Economic blockade is an issue which has seemingly widened the divide between the hills and the plains.

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February 16, 2017 3:04 am

In a letter to Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi, the Congress said that allegations leveled by Irom were “grave and very serious which go to the root of the electoral process.”

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As most of the petrol pumps are facing severe shortage of fuels, they were being sold in the black market at an exorbitant price of Rs 200-250 per litre.

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February 15, 2017 1:45 pm

Scrutiny of papers for the first phase of elections will be held on February 16 and the last date of withdrawal is on February 18, said a press release.

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February 14, 2017 12:53 am

She said a BJP representative approached her with an offer of Rs 36 crore to fight against the incumbent CM.

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When contacted by The Indian Express, Irom said she will be holding a press conference in Imphal on Monday during which she will talk about the issue at length.

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Reacting to Sharmila's claim, Madhav said that his party's entire election campaign does not cost as much as claimed by Sharmila.

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February 9, 2017 8:11 pm

The last date of filing nomination is February 16.

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BJP released its first list of 31 candidates on January 23 and announced names of 27 more contestants on February 4.

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February 7, 2017 9:30 am

38 seats of the 60-member assembly will go to polls in the first phase on March 4.

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Known for her fight against Armed Forces Special Powers Act, Sharmila is a political greenhorn while Congress has been in power in Manipur for three successive terms under Ibobi Singh.

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Madhav accused the government of Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh of being the most corrupted, and dubbed him “Mr Ten per cent”.

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February 4, 2017 11:53 pm

Manipur TMC President Tongbram Robindro said the party will be fielding at least 35 candidates for the upcoming two-phase polls scheduled in early March.

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February 2, 2017 1:56 pm

The main reason behind choosing the image of whistle is "to awaken the people to end corruption", Erendro who returned to Imphal on Wednesday after submitting the party symbol, said.

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The party has so far announced the first list of candidates from 31 out of a total of 60 seats in the state.

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January 24, 2017 10:25 am

Veteran Congress leader N Biren Singh, a trusted lieutenant of Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh till he quit Congress in October 2016, has been fielded from Heingang constituency

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Legislators Nemcha Kipgen and Vungzagin Valte submitted their resignation letters to party President TN Haokip as well as to Speaker Th Lokeshwor.

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Accusing Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh of not doing enough to end the ongoing economic blockade in Manipur called by the United Naga Council, Javadekar said, "People are suffering a lot due to this blockade."

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"The agenda of the Congress government in Manipur is to divide, but BJP's agenda is to unite the people of the state for development," Javadekar claimed.

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The chief electoral officer has already notified the concerned election officials, security forces about the measures to be taken.

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The Congress meanwhile has claimed that it would win the Manipur assembly election for a record fourth consecutive time.

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January 5, 2017 4:20 pm

With a population of 0.26 crore and 60 Assembly seats, the state has seen the Congress government in power for the last 15 years with Okram Ibobi Singh in chief ministerial role since 2002.

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What Himanta Biswa Sarma was to then Assam CM Tarun Gogoi and the Congress, N Biren was to Ibobi Singh and the Congress.

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January 5, 2017 1:01 am

There should not be misuse of official vehicle belonginging to central and state governments, the memorandum added.