Manipur polls 2017: BJP announces candidates for 2 remaining seats

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

By: PTI | Imphal | Published:February 8, 2017 10:11 pm

The BJP today announced names of candidates for the two remaining seats for the 60-member Manipur Assembly elections to be held next month. The two candidates are S Rajen (Lamsang seat) and K Krishnakumar (Bishnupur), a party release said.

BJP released its first list of 31 candidates on January 23 and announced names of 27 more contestants on February 4. The remaining two names were announced today. The elections for the 60-member Assembly will be held in two phases – on March 4 and on March 8.

BJP is in direct fight with the Congress in the state but is unlikely to project any chief ministerial candidate.

Meanwhile, Left and Democratic Front Manipur (LDFM) has announced names of 30 candidates for the Assembly election. The LDFM consists of CPI, CPI(M), AAP, JD(U), NCP and Manipur National Democratic Front (MNDF).

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