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Elections in Manipur (MN) 2014


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Enthusiastic independent candidates in northeast poll fray - April 18, 2014 02:54 PM

A large number of independent candidates are in the poll fray in the northeast, with half of the aspirants in Assam having no party affiliation. In Assam, of the total 170 candidates in 14 parliamentary constituencies, as many as 65 are independent candidates. In Outer Manipur constituency, there were 18 candidates, of whom four were independents. In Tripura, of 25 candidates, four filed their nomination papers as independent candidates. Source: IANS

Manipur records 74 percent polling - April 17, 2014 09:51 PM

Around 74 percent of the 874,000 voters cast their ballot Thursday for the second Lok Sabha seat in Manipur, officials said. An Election Commission official said polling took place peacefully for the Inner Manipur seat, and no untoward incident was reported. "Balloting was completely peaceful," he added. Source: IANS

About 71% electors vote in Manipur - April 17, 2014 07:12 PM

Around 71% of the electorate cast their votes for the second Lok Sabha seat in Manipur. The polling was held for the constituency of Inner Manipur.

Around two-thirds vote in Manipur - April 17, 2014 04:18 PM

Around 65 percent of the electorate Thursday cast their votes for the second Lok Sabha seat in Manipur, officials said. An Election Commission official said polling took place in the Inner Manipur constituency, and no untoward incident has been reported so far. Source:IANS

62% votes cast in Manipur till 2:00 PM - April 17, 2014 02:59 PM

According to media sources, an average of 62% voting has been recorded in the second phase of elections in the Inner Manipur constituency by 2:00 PM today. Manipur votes for one parliamentary constituency in the fifth phase of the 2014 General Elections.

Irom Sharmila not allowed to vote in Manipur - April 17, 2014 02:16 PM

Human rights activist Irom Sharmila Chanu, who has been on a fast for 13 years against a special, stringent anti-terror act in Manipur, was Thursday not allowed to vote in the Lok Sabha polls as per law. "Under Section 62 (5) of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, a person confined in jail cannot vote," an Election Commission official told IANS. "Sharmila earlier submitted an application expressing her desire to cast her vote. But we cannot entertain her prayer as per law," he said. Source : IANS

35 percent polling for Manipur's second LS seat - April 17, 2014 01:56 PM

About 35 percent of electors cast their ballot till Thursday noon as voting took place for the second Lok Sabha seat from Manipur, officials said. An Election Commission official said polling took place in the Inner Manipur constituency, and no untoward incident has been reported so far. Source:IANS

Manipur registers 10% polling by 9:00 AM - April 17, 2014 10:59 AM

The Inner Manipur Parliamentary constituency votes in the fifth phase of the 2014 General Elections. According to media reports, 10% votes had been cast by 9:00 AM, in 1256 polling stations in the state.  

Polling starts in Manipur - April 17, 2014 07:14 AM

The voting for second Lok Sabha seat in Manipur has started. The fate of eight candidates including a woman is in fray.

Manipur votes for its second LS seat Thursday - April 16, 2014 02:33 PM

The Congress-ruled Manipur votes Thursday for its second Lok Sabha seat. A local militant outfit has called a 12-hour general strike in Manipur Wednesday, accusing the state government of failing to undertake suitable developmental schemes in the state. In Thursday's elections, eight candidates including a woman, are in the fray to test their electoral fortune in Inner Manipur seat. On April 9, around 78 percent of the total 911,000 voters in the tribal reserved Outer Manipur constituency cast their ballot. Source: IANS

Manipur's second Lok Sabha seat votes Thursday - April 15, 2014 02:41 PM

Eight candidates are in the fray in Thursday's poll to Manipur's second Lok Sabha constituency with issues like misgovernance, unemployment and drug menace besides a stringent security law having dominated the campaign. Around 874,000 voters, including 448,000 women electorate, are eligible to vote to select one member to the lower house of parliament from among the eight candidates, including a woman, in the Inner Manipur constituency. Source: IANS

Probe ordered into booth capturing allegations in Manipur - April 11, 2014 10:12 AM

Manipur's chief electoral officer Thursday ordered a probe into the allegations of booth capturing and rigging in some polling booths during the election to Outer Manipur Lok Sabha constituency. The northeastern state had recorded about 82 percent polling Wednesday and the polling remained largely peaceful in the troubled state, where several militant outfits are still active. Source: IANS

73 percent polling in Manipur - April 09, 2014 05:10 PM

Around 73 percent of the total 911,699 voters in Outer Manipur constituency Wednesday cast their ballots as polling to one of the two constituencies in the northeastern state passed off peacefully, officials said. Election Commission and police officials said that balloting took place peacefully in constituency, reserved for tribal candidates, with no major untoward incidents reported so far. Source:IANS

Manipur records over 50 percent polling - April 09, 2014 02:59 PM

Over 50 percent voters cast their ballot till 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Outer Manipur Lok Sabha constituency, as polling was held for one of the two seats in the northeastern state, officials said. Police and Election Commission officials said balloting took place peacefully in 1,406 polling stations in the tribal reserved constituency with no untoward incidents reported so far. Source:IANS

Nearly a third of ballots cast in Manipur - April 09, 2014 12:06 PM

Long queues formed Wednesday even before the start of voting in one of Manipur's two parliamentary constituencies and in the first four hours, around 30 percent electorate cast their ballots. According to election and police officials, balloting is taking place in tribal reserve Outer Manipur Lok Sabha constituency with no untoward incident reported so far. Source:IANS  

Voting begins in Manipur - April 09, 2014 08:04 AM

Voting for one of the two Lok Sabha seats in Manipur began Wednesday, officials said. Polling will be held for the Outer Manipur seat. The Inner Manipur constituency will vote April 17. Source: IANS

Manipur, Nagaland head to polls Wednesday - April 08, 2014 02:03 PM

Two northeastern states - Manipur and Nagaland - go to the polls Wednesday, marking the second phase of the staggered nine-phase elections in India. The Election Commission has deferred the balloting to the lone Lok Sabha seat in Mizoram to April 11 considering the three-day shutdown and poll boycott call by NGOs and students' organizations. The polling in the state was earlier scheduled to be held April 9. Source:IANS
Manipur located in the north east India merged with the Indian union on 15th October, 1949. The border state was centrally administered by the Indian government through a Chief Commissioner. In 1950, this advisory form of government was replaced by a Territorial Council of 30 elected and 2 nominated members. Manipur has two parliamentary seats: Inner Manipur and Outer Manipur.Outer Manipur is reserved for Scheduled Tribe candidates. The main political parties of the state are the Indian National Congress (INC), the Manipur People's Party (MPP), the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), and the Janata Dal (United ). The Lok Sabha(General) elections 2014 will be conducted in teh state in two phase, starting from: 9th April 2014.

Quick facts for Manipur General Elections 2014

Parliamentary Constituencies
2
Assembly Constituencies 60
Ruling PartyINC Alliance
Opposition PartyTrinamool Congress
Chief MinisterShri Okram Ibobi Singh
GovernorSh. Gurbachan Jagat
Chief Electoral OfficerOinam Nabakishore Singh
AddressManipur Secretariat( North Block) West Block, Room No 220 Imphal 795001

There are about 7.89 crore voters in the state.

Manipur Phase 5 Lok Sabha Election Summary



Manipur voted for the second phase of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections in the state, for the Inner Manipur constituency on 17 April 2014.The Lok Sabha seat is reserved for a General candidate. The polling would have sealed the fate of eight candidates including a woman candidate. Early morning, by 9:00 AM the state saw only 10% voter turnout, which gained momentum and touched a 35% by noon. By 2:00 PM the voter turnout touched a high of 62%, which later skyrocketed to 65%.

The fifth phase of the General Elections were conducted at 1,256 polling stations in the state. The well-known Human rights activist Irom Sharmila Chanu, was not allowed to vote.

No. of ElectorsMale electorsFemale electorsNo. of Electors as %age of Total Electorate of IndiaNo. of electors having EPIC (Electoral Photo Identity Card)
1,739,005852,953886,0520.21%99.62%


Manipur (Lok Sabha) and Assembly (Vidhan Sabha) Elections 2014 Information



Dates and Schedule Manipur 2014 Opinion Poll Campaigning Strategies
About Manipur Elections The Main Political Parties Administration of Manipur
Constituencies In Manipur State Legislative Assembly List of Chief Ministers of Manipur
Parliamentary Constituencies of Manipur List of Governors of Manipur Election Commission of Manipur
CEO of Manipur Parliamentary Elections Result Candidate List Of Manipur

According to various opinion polls, the Congress is expected to win both the seats. The upcoming Lok Sabha election will be held in Manipur on 9 April and 17 April.

Manipur General (Lok Sabha) Elections 2014 - Dates and Schedule



Manipur General Elections 2014 Important Dates

The table below represents the important dates associated with the Manipur General Elections 2014 and when are elections going to be held in Manipur, the date of issue of notification, nominations and much, more.

Phase 2
No of PCs going to poll 1 (PC no. 2) Click to see Pcs
Issue of Notification15 Mar 14 (Sat)
Last Date for filing Nominations22 Mar 14 (Sat)
Scrutiny of Nominations24 Mar 14 (Mon)
Last date for withdrawal of Candidature26 Mar 14 (Wed)
Date of Poll 09 Apr 14 (Wed)
Counting of Votes16 May 14 (Fri)
Date before which the election shall be completed28 May 14 (Wed)
Phase 5
No of PCs going to poll 1 (PC no. 1)Click to see Pcs
Issue of Notification19 Mar 14 (Wed)
Last Date for filing Nominations26 Mar 14 (Wed)
Scrutiny of Nominations27 Mar 14 (Thu)
Last date for withdrawal of Candidature29 Mar 14 (Sat)
Date of Poll 17 Apr 14 (Thu)
Counting of Votes16 May 14 (Fri)
Date before which the election shall be completed28 May 14 (Wed)


Manipur 2014 Lok Sabha Opinion Poll



India TV survey 2014: 2 seats are likely to be won by the Congress party.





Parliamentary Constituencies of Manipur



PC No. PC Name Category PC No. PC Name Category
1Inner ManipurGEN2Outer Manipur(ST)


Campaigning Strategies



Proper implementation of welfare policies by the UPA government is being highlighted by the Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee before the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. The BJP kick-started its Lok Sabha campaign on 8 February 2014 in Manipur with a rally of PM candidate Narendra Modi in Imphal. It drew a large crowd, despite the weak organisational strength of the BJP in the state. The BJP is focusing on Northeastern states to increase its tally and reach as close to the 272 mark as possible. Infiltration and insurgency are also being highlighted by the BJP. Nido Tania's death in the capital city has become an issue for every political party in the Northeast. All in all, the BJP is surely increasing its political clout in the state slowly but steadily.

About Manipur Elections



Initially the state was a Union Territory. In 1963, the government of Union Territories Act established a Legislative Assembly of 30 elected and 3 nominated members in the Union Territory. The political situation in Manipur was unstable in the late sixties with secessionist and insurgent groups active in the state. The Legislative assembly was dissolved and President's rule imposed in the state. The Union Territory was now administered by a Lt Governor.

On January 21, 1972 Manipur became a full- fledged state of the Indian Union. Since then, it has held elections for ten state assemblies interspersed with frequent imposition of President's Rule. There are a number of ethnic tribal communities in Manipur, with the Meities the largest and Kuki, Nagas and Hmars the smaller groups. There is reservation for the scheduled tribes in the state assembly as well as in the Lok Sabha. According to the 2011 census the population of the state is 27,21,756. The number of voters is 17,41,581. Manipur is one of the few states with a 97 % coverage of photo electoral rolls.

The State has a unicameral legislature. There is only one house in legislative assembly of 60 elected members. Out of the 60 assembly seats, 20 are reserved for Scheduled Tribes and 1 for Scheduled Castes. The state has two Lok Sabha seats and one Rajya Sabha seat in the Indian Parliament. Shri Rishang Keishing of the INC is the state representative to the Rajya Sabha of the current Indian Parliament. Dr T Meinya Singh and Shri Thangso Baite represent Manipur in the Lok sabha.

The main political parties in the state are the Indian National Congress, the Bharatiya Janata Party, and the Communist party of India. In 1968 the Manipur People's Party was formed and it won seats in 2007 assembly elections. The BJP has won the inner Manipur Lok sabha seat consistently since 1995 till it lost to the INC in 2004. The INC has formed the state government since 2002. It won the last assembly elections in 2012.

The Main Political Parties


  • The Indian National Congress (INC)
  • The Bharatiya Janata Party
  • The Communist Party of India
  • The Rashtriya Janata Dal
  • The Nationalist Congress Party

The main regional political parties are :
  • Democratic Revolutionary Peoples Party
  • Manipur State Congress party
  • Lok Jan Shakti Party
  • All India Trinamool Congress
  • Manipur People's Party (MPP)
  • Federal Party of Manipur
  • Manipur National Conference
  • Naga People's Front
  • National People's Party (India)
  • Nikhil Manipuri Mahasabha

Administration of Manipur



The legislature of Manipur is unicameral in nature, having 60 legislative assembly seats. The administrative geographical unit of Manipur is the district, of which there are nine. An IAS officer on the post of Deputy Commissioner or Deputy Magistrate is the head of the district, who is assisted by various officials belonging to different administrative service wings. The Superintendent of Police, an IPS officer, is responsible to maintain law and order in Manipur.

Constituencies In Manipur



Manipur has two parliamentary constituencies; Inner Manipur and Outer Manipur. The outer Manipur constituency is reserved for Scheduled tribe candidate. The INC has consistently won the reserved constituency but the BJP has won the inner Manipur constituency from 1995 to 1999.

The Inner Manipur parliamentary constituency has 32 legislative assembly seats. The Outer Manipur has 28 legislative assembly seats.

Some of the legislative Assembly constituencies in Outer Manipur are Heirok, Kakching, Khangabo, Jiribam, Thanlon, Tengnoupal, Tamenglong, and Singhat. Some of the constituencies in Inner Manipur are Khundrakpam, Andro, Wangkhei, Lamlai, Sagolband, Lamsang, Wangoi, Nambol, Mayang Imphal, Kumbi, and Thoubal.

State Legislative Assembly

Manipur has had a stable government since 2002 with the INC in power. The last state assembly elections were held in 2012. The INC trounced all to win 42 out of 60 seats; the All India Trinamool Congress won 7 and the MPP won 4. Shri Okram Ibobi Singh of the INC became the Chief Minister for his third term. Smt Y Indira Devi is the Secretary of the state Legislative Assembly. Shri Gurbachan Jagat is the Governor of the state.



List of Chief Ministers of Manipur



The first Chief Minister of Manipur, which was earlier aUnionTerritory, was Mairembam Koireng Singh, who assumed office on 1 July 1963. Manipur acquired the status of a state in 1972. Mohammed Alimuddin became Chief Minsiter of the state on 2 23 March 1972. Okram Ibobi Singh is the current Chief Minister of Manipur, who assumed office on 14 March 2012. The entire list of CMs is given below:

Sl. NoName of Chief MinistersFromToParty
1Mairembam Koireng SinghJul 1, 1963Jan 11, 1967INC
 President's ruleJan 12, 1967Mar 19, 1967 
2Mairembam Koireng SinghMar 20, 1967Oct 4, 1967INC
3Longjam Thambou SinghOct 13, 1967Oct 24, 1967Manipur United Front
 President's ruleOct 25, 1967Feb 18, 1968 
4Mairembam Koireng SinghFeb 19, 1968Oct 16, 1969INC
 President's ruleOct 17, 1969Mar 22, 1972 
5Mohammed AlimuddinMar 23, 1972Mar 27, 1973MPP
 President's ruleMar 28, 1973Mar 3, 1974 
6Mohammed AlimuddinMar 4, 1974Jul 9, 1974MPP
7Yangmasho ShaizaJul 10, 1974Dec 5, 1974MHU
8Raj Kumar Dorendra SinghDec 6, 1974May 15, 1977INC
 President's ruleMay 16, 1977Jun 28, 1977 
9Yangmasho ShaizaJun 29, 1977Nov 13, 1979JNP
 President's ruleNov 14, 1979Jan 13, 1980 
10Raj Kumar Dorendra SinghJan 14, 1980Nov 26, 1980INC
11Rishang KeishingNov 27, 1980Feb 27, 1981INC
 President's ruleFeb 28, 1981Jun 18, 1981 
12Rishang KeishingJun 19, 1981Mar 3, 1988INC(I)
13Raj Kumar Jaichandra SinghMar 4, 1988Feb 22, 1990INC
14Raj Kumar Ranbir SinghFeb 23, 1990Jan 6, 1992MRP
 President's ruleJan 7, 1992Apr 7, 1992 
15Raj Kumar Dorendra SinghApr 8, 1992Apr 10, 1993INC
 President's ruleDec 31, 1993Dec 13, 1994 
16Rishang KeishingDec 14, 1994Dec 15, 1997INC
17Wahengbam Nipamacha SinghDec 16, 1997Feb 14, 2001MSCP
18Radhabinod KoijamFeb 15, 2001Jun 1, 2001SAP
 President's ruleJun 2, 2001Mar 6, 2002 
19Okram Ibobi SinghMar 7, 2002Mar 1, 2007INC
20Okram Ibobi SinghMar 2, 2007Mar 13, 2012INC
21Okram Ibobi SinghMar 14, 2012PresentINC


List of Governors of Manipur



B.K. Nehru was the first Governor of the state, who assumed office on 21 January 1972. The current governor is Vinod Duggal, who took office on 31 December 2013. The entire list of Governors is given below:

Sl. NoName of GovernorsFromTo
1B. K. NehruJan 21, 1972Sep 20, 1973
2L.P. SinghSep 21, 1973Aug 11, 1981
3S. M. H. BurneyAug 12, 1981Jun 11, 1984
4K. V. Krishna RaoJun 2, 1984Jul 7, 1989
5Chintamani PanigrahiJul 10, 1989Mar 19, 1993
6K. V. Raghunatha ReddyMar 20, 1993Aug 30, 1993
7V.K. NayarAug 31, 1993Dec 22, 1994
8O. N. ShrivastavaDec 23, 1994Feb 11, 1999
9Ved MarwahDec 2, 1999Jun 12, 2003
10Arvind DaveJun 13, 2003Aug 5, 2004
11Shivinder Singh SidhuAug 6, 2004Jul 22, 2008
12Gurbachan JagatJul 23, 2008Jul 22, 2013
13Ashwani KumarJul 23, 2013Dec 31, 2013
14Vinod Kumar DuggalDec 31, 2013Present


Election Commission of Manipur



The Election Commission of Manipur functions under direct supervision of the office of Chief Electoral Officer. This body controls, directs, and supervises the elections of Lok Sabha, Legislative Assembly, and also the Rajya Sabha. Some of the important works of the EC include polling station rationalisation from time to time, issuance of EPIC cards to voters, preparation as well as update of electoral rolls, and other works.

Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Manipur



Oinam Nabakishore Singh, an IAS officer of the 1984 batch, is the CEO of Manipur.

Office address: Manipur Secretariat (North Block), West Block Room No. 220 Imphal - 795 001
Phone: 385-2221158
Mobile: 9612160645
E-Mail: jtceo_manipur@nic.in, ceo_manipur@nic.in
Website: http://ceomanipur.nic.in

Last Updated on March 14, 2014











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