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Bye-Poll Results 2015 : Manipur - Thangmeiband: Bharatiya Janata Party Candidate Khumukcham Joykishan won by 1907 votes | Thongju : Bharatiya Janata Party Candidate Thongam Biswajit Singh won by 3213 votes

Manipur Elections– Updates and Results

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September 28, 2015 10:50 AM
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January 21, 2015 01:56 PM
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Quick facts for Manipur Elections

Parliamentary Constituencies2
Assembly Constituencies 60
Ruling PartyIndian National Congress
Opposition PartyTrinamool Congress
Chief MinisterShri Okram Ibobi Singh
GovernorSyed Ahmed
Chief Electoral OfficerOinam Nabakishore Singh
AddressManipur Secretariat( North Block) West Block, Room No 220 Imphal 795001

Bye Election Results 2015

AC No.AC NameWinner Candidate NamePartyVotesRunner-up Candidates NamePartyVotes
9ThangmeibandKhumukcham JoykishanBJP12104Jyotin WaikhomINC10197
5ThongjuThongam Biswajit SinghBJP14606Bijoy KoijamINC11393

Manipur Lok Sabha Election Summary 2014

The north eastern state of Manipur is represented by only two constituencies – Inner Manipur and Outer Manipur. Both the constituencies were won by Indian National Congress (INC). Indian National Congress (INC), Bharatiya
Janata Party (BJP), the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), and the Janata Dal (United ) are few of the important political parties in the state. Okram Ibobi Singh is the Chief Minister of Manipur under the government of INC. INC has a stronghold in the state and the exit polls survey predicts the continuation of the party's victory in the state.

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 ). There are about 7.89 crore voters in the state.

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

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. Krishan Kant Paul is the Governor of the state.

Manipur Assembly Election Results:

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:
S. No.Chief MinisterFromToParty Name
1Okram Ibobi SinghMar 14, 2012PresentINC
2Okram Ibobi SinghMar 2, 2007Mar 13, 2012INC
3Okram Ibobi SinghMar 7, 2002Mar 1, 2007INC
4President's ruleJun 2, 2001Mar 6, 2002 
5Radhabinod KoijamFeb 15, 2001Jun 1, 2001SAP
6Wahengbam Nipamacha SinghDec 16, 1997Feb 14, 2001MSCP
7Rishang KeishingDec 14, 1994Dec 15, 1997INC
8President's ruleDec 31, 1993Dec 13, 1994 
9Raj Kumar Dorendra SinghApr 8, 1992Apr 10, 1993INC
10President's ruleJan 7, 1992Apr 7, 1992 
11Raj Kumar Ranbir SinghFeb 23, 1990Jan 6, 1992MRP
12Raj Kumar Jaichandra SinghMar 4, 1988Feb 22, 1990INC
13Rishang KeishingJun 19, 1981Mar 3, 1988INC(I)
14President's ruleFeb 28, 1981Jun 18, 1981 
15Rishang KeishingNov 27, 1980Feb 27, 1981INC
16Raj Kumar Dorendra SinghJan 14, 1980Nov 26, 1980INC
17President's ruleNov 14, 1979Jan 13, 1980 
18Yangmasho ShaizaJun 29, 1977Nov 13, 1979JNP
19President's ruleMay 16, 1977Jun 28, 1977 
20Raj Kumar Dorendra SinghDec 6, 1974May 15, 1977INC
21Yangmasho ShaizaJul 10, 1974Dec 5, 1974MHU
22Mohammed AlimuddinMar 4, 1974Jul 9, 1974MPP
23President's ruleMar 28, 1973Mar 3, 1974 
24Mohammed AlimuddinMar 23, 1972Mar 27, 1973MPP
25President's ruleOct 17, 1969Mar 22, 1972 
26Mairembam Koireng SinghFeb 19, 1968Oct 16, 1969INC
27President's ruleOct 25, 1967Feb 18, 1968 
28Longjam Thambou SinghOct 13, 1967Oct 24, 1967Manipur United Front
29Mairembam Koireng SinghMar 20, 1967Oct 4, 1967INC
30President's ruleJan 12, 1967Mar 19, 1967 
31Mairembam Koireng SinghJul 1, 1963Jan 11, 1967INC

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 Syed Ahmed, who took office on May 16, 2015. The entire list of Governors is given below:
S.No.Name of GovernorFromTo
1Syed Ahmed May 16, 2015Sep 27, 2015(Died)
2Krishan Kant PaulDec 30, 2014May 13, 2015
3Shri Vinod Kumar DuggalDec 31, 2013Dec 30, 2014
4Ashwani KumarJul 23, 2013Dec 31, 2013
5Gurbachan JagatJul 23, 2008Jul 22, 2013
6Shivinder Singh SidhuAug 6, 2004Jul 22, 2008
7Arvind DaveJun 13, 2003Aug 5, 2004
8Ved MarwahDec 2, 1999Jun 12, 2003
9O. N. ShrivastavaDec 23, 1994Feb 11, 1999
10V.K. NayarAug 31, 1993Dec 22, 1994
11K. V. Raghunatha ReddyMar 20, 1993Aug 30, 1993
12Chintamani PanigrahiJul 10, 1989Mar 19, 1993
13K. V. Krishna RaoJun 2, 1984Jul 7, 1989
14S. M. H. BurneyAug 12, 1981Jun 11, 1984
15L.P. SinghSep 21, 1973Aug 11, 1981
16B. K. NehruJan 21, 1972Sep 20, 1973

Cabinet Ministers of Manipur

MinistriesName of Minsiter
Chief Minister, DP, Finance, Power, MAHUD, MI, Science &Technology,TourismShri. O. Ibobi Singh
Deputy Chief Minister, Home, Horticulture & Soil Conservation, Tribal Affairs & HillsShri. Gaikhangam
Revenue, Law & Legislative Affairs, Forest & EnvironmentShri.Th. Debendra Singh
Health & Family Welfare, GAD, CADAShri. Phungzathang Tonsing
PHED, Labour& EmploymentShri. I. Hemochandra Singh
Commerce & Industries, Sericulture, Veterinary & Animal HusbandryShri. Govindas Konthoujam
Education, CAF & PDShri. M. Okendro
IFCD, Printing & StationaryShri. Ngamthang Haokip
RD & PR, Economics & StatisticsShri. Francis Ngajokpa
Works, TransportDr. Kh. Ratankumar Singh
Social Welfare, CooperationKm. Ak. Mirabai Devi
Agriculture, FisheriesMd. Abdul Nasir

Rajya Sabha Members from Manipur

Haji Abdul Salam Indian National Congress 10/04/2014 to 09/04/2020

Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Manipur

Oinam Nabakishore Singh
The Chief Electoral Officer of Manipur Manipur Secretariat (North Block), West Block Room No. 220 Imphal - 795 001
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Last Updated on November 24, 2015

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