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Manipur Election Results Highlights: Day after BJP win, Manipur CM Biren Singh submits resignation to Guv

Manipur Election Results Highlights: Incumbent CM Biren Singh won from Heingang seat defeating his rival congress candidate by 18,271 votes.

Written by Tora Agarwala , Jimmy Leivon , Varsha Sriram , Aneesa PA | Manipur |
Updated: March 11, 2022 10:43:40 pm
Manipur Election Results 2022 Live UpdatesManipur Election Results 2022 Live Updates: The BJP bagged 32 seats seats in the 60-member Assembly.

Manipur Election Results Highlights: Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Friday tendered his resignation to Governor La Ganesan. The resignation comes as the BJP confirmed its return to power in the state, with the party bagging 32 seats seats in the 60-member Assembly, according to the Election Commission website. As per the results, NPP, which is a part of the incumbent government,  bagged seven seats and Nitish Kumar’s JD(U) won six seats. The Congress, on the other hand, decimated in its once-bastion. From being the single-largest party with 27 seats in 2017, the party managed to win only five seats.The Naga People’s Front  and the Kuki People’s Alliance  won five and two seats respectively.

Incumbent CM Biren Singh won from Heingang seat defeating his rival congress candidate by 18,271 votes. Thanking the people of Manipur for the victory, Singh said he is grateful for the victory, and added that BJP’s victory is a testament of people’s faith in Narendra Modi’s leadership.

The exit polls had predicted the ruling BJP would either emerge as the single largest party or cross the halfway mark. The 2017 Assembly polls in Manipur marked a crucial moment in the shift in power dynamics in the northeast. Though the  Congress had emerged as the single largest party as it won 28 seats in the 60-member house, the BJP with 21 seats got the support of four MLAs each from the Naga People’s Front and the National People’s Party and one from the Lok Janshakti Party and an independent to reach the magic figure of 31. Most polls predicted that the NPP and NPF could repeat or better their 2017 performance.

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Manipur Election Results Highlights: Day after BJP win, Manipur CM Biren Singh submits resignation to Guv; Follow this space for latest updates. Catch all the live updates of Assembly election results here; You can also check-out state-wise results: Punjab, Goa, Uttarakhand, and Manipur. Read our analysis of the results here

22:37 (IST)11 Mar 2022
Conrad rushes to Manipur to negotiate Govt formation with BJP

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma and his brother Power Minister James PK Sangma on Friday skipped the Assembly session here to rush to Manipur to negotiate with BJP in a bid to include the National People's Party in the next government in that state.

However, BJP which has won a simple majority in the Manipur assembly in elections, counting for which concluded Thursday and its state leaders including care-taker chief minister N Biren Singh have indicated they are not too keen to continue the alliance with NPP which is part of the NDA, in the state.

The NPP has won 7 seats and is the second largest party in Manipur while the BJP has won 32 seats. The saffron party's leaders have however indicated they favoured taking support from the Naga People's Front which has 5 seats. (PTI)

14:00 (IST)11 Mar 2022
Explained: Key takeaways from Manipur Assembly Election Results 2022

Growth of BJP: From 21 seats in 2017, when it was behind the Congress (27) and needed to cobble up an alliance with smaller parties to form the government, the BJP is set to do so by itself now. Its poll planks for peace, development, stability — a stark contrast to the tumultuous 15-year Congress regime under the Okram Ibobi Singh, which was marked by bandhs, blockades and a sharp rise in extra-judicial killings — seem to have struck a chord with voters. Read more 

11:52 (IST)11 Mar 2022
Homegrown Kuki People Alliance opens account in Manipur with a 100 % strike rate

The homegrown Kuki People’s Alliance (KPA) has opened its account in Manipur, with both their candidates winning in their respective constituencies,

While in Saikul, Kimneo Haokip Hangshing, won by a margin of 1,200-odd votes, Chinlunthang beat his nearest rival, BJP’s Ginsuanhau Zou, by 1,919 votes. Its 100% strike rate comes as a surprise, especially taking into account the diktat from the outlawed Kuki National Organisation and United People’s Front to vote for the BJP. Read more 

10:54 (IST)11 Mar 2022
Manipur Assembly elections 2022 results: Biren takes BJP past magic figure, Congress is trounced

THE BJP is all set to return to power in Manipur for a second straight term, hitting the majority mark as results of the Assembly elections came in on Thursday. The Congress, on the other hand, has been decimated in its once-bastion — from being the single-largest party with 27 seats in 2017, the party managed to win a mere five seats.

The BJP’s victory, won on the planks of ‘peace and development’, signals that it has been able to successfully hold its own in the often fickle electoral landscape of Manipur. Read more 

 
09:00 (IST)11 Mar 2022
Manipur: PWD minister Biswajit Thongam thanks people for an 'opportunity to serve'
08:46 (IST)11 Mar 2022
BJP wins Manipur state elections with 32 seats

The BJP  won a simple majority in insurgency-hit Manipur, where it bagged 32 seats, having won 37.83 per cent votes. Its partners in the North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA), the northeastern version of the NDA-- the NPP and NPF--which fought separately, secured 7 and five seats respectively, while Bihar ally Nitish Kumar's JD(U) won 6 seats. ---PTI

05:58 (IST)11 Mar 2022
Kuki People’s Alliance set to open account with 100% strike rate

The homegrown Kuki People’s Alliance (KPA) has opened its account in Manipur, with both their candidates winning in their respective constituencies,

While in Saikul, Kimneo Haokip Hangshing, won by a margin of 1,200-odd votes, Chinlunthang beat his nearest rival, BJP’s Ginsuanhau Zou, by 1,919 votes. Its 100% strike rate comes as a surprise, especially taking into account the diktat from the outlawed Kuki National Organisation and United People’s Front to vote for the BJP. 

The little-known KPA, founded by two retired bureaucrats, a practising doctor and a lawyer and recognised as a political party just two months back, was formed to represent the interests of the Kuki tribe in Manipur. Read Tora Agarwala's report

05:53 (IST)11 Mar 2022
In Manipur, NPP betters its tally to emerge as 2nd largest party

As much as Thursday’s mandate was about the BJP hitting the majority mark in a historic win in Manipur, it also signalled emergence of a strong regional party in the Northeast: National People’s Party (NPP). The regional party that leads a coalition government under Conrad Sangma in neighbouring Meghalaya transitioned from being ‘kingmaker’ in 2017 to the second largest party in 2022, even ahead of the Congress.

According to the tally at 8pm, the NPP, which pitched itself as a strong regional alternative to the BJP and the Congress, had won seven seats, three more than its tally in the 2017 elections. A communique from the party’s Media and Communications Cell on Thursday evening said: “With concerted effort, hard work and a strong fight, we have emerged as the second largest party in Manipur.” Read Tora Agarwala's report

05:37 (IST)11 Mar 2022
Biren takes BJP past magic figure, Congress is trounced

The BJP is all set to return to power in Manipur for a second straight term, hitting the majority mark as results of the Assembly elections came in on Thursday. The Congress, on the other hand, has been decimated in its once-bastion — from being the single-largest party with 27 seats in 2017, the party managed to win a mere five seats.

The BJP’s victory, won on the planks of ‘peace and development’, signals that it has been able to successfully hold its own in the often fickle electoral landscape of Manipur. While in 2017, the BJP, which won 21 seats, went all out to cobble up a last-minute alliance, with the help of smaller parties such as the National People’s Party (NPP), Naga People’s Front (NPF) and a few Independents, this time, the party will not require any help.

The BJP has been able to drive home the relative peace of the last five years in conflict-ridden Manipur, a stark contrast to the 15-year tumultuous Congress regime under the Okram Ibobi Singh government, which was marked by bandhs, blockades, and a sharp rise in extra judicial killings. Besides, it is likely that Manipur, like other small states of the Northeast region, gravitated to the party which is in power at the Centre. Read Tora Agarwala 's report

22:34 (IST)10 Mar 2022
Final results: BJP wins 32 seats with 37.8% votes, NPP 7

BJP won 32 seats, with 37.8 per cent of vote share in Manipur, as per the final results decalred the Election Commission of India. NPP bagged 7seats and Congress, which was the single-largest party with 27 seats in 2017, won five seats.

22:09 (IST)10 Mar 2022
'Victory for peace and development in Manipur,' says Sambit Patra

BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra said the BJP victory will lead to 'peace' and 'development' in the state. 

21:13 (IST)10 Mar 2022
BJP secures majority

Only two seats left for announcing results, BJP secured 31 seats, the majority mark for the 60-member Manipur assmbly. 

20:16 (IST)10 Mar 2022
BJP set to come back in Manipur, inches towards majority

The BJP is all set to return to power in Manipur, with the party bagging 28 seats in the 60-member Assembly and leading in four other constituencies, according to the latest data on the Election Commission website.Nitish Kumar's JD(U) and NPP, which is a part of the incumbent government,  bagged six seats each. 

20:08 (IST)10 Mar 2022
PM Modi thanks voters for BJP win in 4 states

"I would like to thank our voters, specially our mothers and sisters, and first-time voters, for ensuring our victory.  Partyworkers had promised me Holi celebrations would begin from March 10. Now, with this win, they have met the promise," PM Modi said during victory speech.

20:02 (IST)10 Mar 2022
Victory is testament of people's faith in Modi leadership, says Biren Singh

Incumbent Manipur CM Biren Singh said that BJP's victory is a testament of people's faith in Narendra Modi's leadership. Thanking Manipur for the victory, he also congratulated BJP workers of the state. 

19:55 (IST)10 Mar 2022
Watch: BJP Leaders perform Manipuri folk dance to celebrate party's victory

As the BJP is headed towards a victory in Manipur, BJP leaders celebrated by performing Manipuri folk dance 'Thabal.' State BJP president Adhikarimayum Sharda Devi joined BJP leaders Sambit Patra, Biren Singh, and bjp Mahila Morcha president L. Lotekaleima in the celebration. 



18:54 (IST)10 Mar 2022
Amit Shah thanks people of Manipur

Amit Shah congartulated N Biren Singh for his victory in Heingang seat.  

'PM  Narendra Modi Ji’s resolve for a prosperous North-East has earned him a special place in the hearts of the people of our NE region, this victory is a testament to the same.' He tweeted thanking the people. 




18:27 (IST)10 Mar 2022
Watch: BJP celebrates victory in state

BJP unit of Manipur has started celebrating their victory in state as the party has won over 20 seats. 

18:12 (IST)10 Mar 2022
BJP wins 20, set to be single largest party

According to the latest update by the Election Commission of India website, BJP has won 20 seats and is leading on 14. JD(U) won 5 and leading on one while Congress won 4 seats. 

17:23 (IST)10 Mar 2022
BJP wins 15 seats, leads on 14

According to the latest update by the Election Commission of India website, BJP is has won 15 seats and leading on 14, suggesting to be the largest party in the state. Meanwhile, the JD(U) has won 5 seats and congress and NPF three each. 

Imphal: People wait in queues to cast their votes at a polling station, during the repolls of few Manipur Assembly constituencies. (PTI Photo)

Assembly polls in Manipur were conducted in two phases on February 28 and March 5. The voter turnout in the first phase was 88.63 per cent and 76.62 per cent in the second phase. The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Monday ordered a re-poll in seven booths across three districts that went to polls in the final phase of the Manipur Assembly elections. As Assembly elections concluded on Saturday in Manipur, with a 76.62 per cent turnout till 5pm, two people were killed in poll-related violence reported from different parts of the state. One of them had sustained serious injuries allegedly in firing by security forces.

Some of the main constituencies to look out for is Thoubal, where former chief minister and INC candidate Okram Ibobi Singh is contesting, Heingang, which is the home constituency for Manipur CM Nongthombam Biren Singh, Uripok, where Deputy CM Joykumar is contesting. Other constituencies to watch out closely include Wangkhei, Moirang, Kakching, Thangmeiband and Keisamthong.

BJP ally Janata Dal (United)  Wednesday said that five of its MPs will camp in Imphal to keep "vigil" on the counting of votes for the Manipur assembly polls. "If the party gets any complaints from the JD(U) candidates about any foul play during counting, the Members of Parliament shall sit in dharna in front of respective counting centres," party general secretary Afaque Ahmad Khan, its in-charge for the North East region, said in a statement.

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