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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.

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Quick facts for Manipur Elections About Manipur Elections The Main Political Parties in Manipur
Constituencies In Manipur State Legislative Assembly List of Chief Ministers of Manipur
List of Governors of Manipur Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Manipur Party Wise Lok Sabha Election Results 2014
Latest News And Update PCs and ACs Elections Results of Manipur Rajya Sabha Members from Manipur
Cabinet Ministers of Manipur

Quick facts for Manipur Elections

Parliamentary Constituencies
Assembly Constituencies 60
Ruling PartyIndian National Congress
Opposition PartyTrinamool Congress
Chief MinisterShri Okram Ibobi Singh
GovernorKrishan Kant Paul (Aditional Charge of Uttarakhand and Meghalaya)
Chief Electoral OfficerOinam Nabakishore Singh
AddressManipur Secretariat( North Block) West Block, Room No 220 Imphal 795001

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:

Sl. NoName of Chief MinistersFromToParty
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 Krishan Kant Paul, who took office on 30 December 2014. The entire list of Governors is given below:

Sl. NoName of GovernorsFromTo
1Krishan Kant PaulDec 30, 2014Present
2Shri Vinod Kumar DuggalDec 31, 2013Dec 30, 2014
3Ashwani KumarJul 23, 2013Dec 31, 2013
4Gurbachan JagatJul 23, 2008Jul 22, 2013
5Shivinder Singh SidhuAug 6, 2004Jul 22, 2008
6Arvind DaveJun 13, 2003Aug 5, 2004
7Ved MarwahDec 2, 1999Jun 12, 2003
8O. N. ShrivastavaDec 23, 1994Feb 11, 1999
9V.K. NayarAug 31, 1993Dec 22, 1994
10K. V. Raghunatha ReddyMar 20, 1993Aug 30, 1993
11Chintamani PanigrahiJul 10, 1989Mar 19, 1993
12K. V. Krishna RaoJun 2, 1984Jul 7, 1989
13S. M. H. BurneyAug 12, 1981Jun 11, 1984
14L.P. SinghSep 21, 1973Aug 11, 1981
15B. 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, 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

Manipur Latest News And Updates

Rajnath to visit Manipur, Tripura Saturday
February 11, 2015 12:30 PM
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will visit Manipur and Tripura on Saturday to review the law and order situation and assess the repatriation of tribal refugees, sheltered in Tripura for more than 17 years, an official said in Agartala on Wednesday. "The union home minister will visit Manipur on Saturday and hold a series of meetings with Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh and senior security officials in Imphal to review the situation in the militancy ravaged state," an official of Tripura government said. From Imphal, the home minister will then arrive in Tripura and visit some Border Security Force posts. "He will then meet (Tripura Chief Minister) Manik Sarkar in Agartala and (Mizoram Chief Minister) Lal Thanhawla to chalk out a plan to repatriate the tribal refugees to Mizoram," the official said. Source: IANS
Modi greets Meghalaya, Tripura, Manipur on statehood day
January 21, 2015 01:56 PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday greeted the people of Meghalaya, Tripura and Manipur on their statehood day. Greeting the people of Meghalaya, Modi said: "My dear sisters and brothers of Meghalaya, my greetings on your statehood day. I extend my best wishes for Meghalaya's development journey." "During my recent visit to the north-east, I was fortunate to have inaugurated the first train that brought Meghalaya on India's railway map. This will add tremendous impetus to Meghalaya's progress," he added. The prime minister also said that he was "committed to leaving no stone unturned to ensure that the dreams of Meghalaya's youngsters are fulfilled and they get opportunities to shine". Extending warm greetings to the citizens of Tripura, Modi said: "I have very fond memories of my visit to Tripura in December last year. I will always remember your warm nature and the excellent hospitality." Source: IANS
160 northeast youths to join Delhi Police: Rijiju
December 30, 2014 04:53 PM
Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday announced that 160 youths from northeast states would be inducted into Delhi Police. Rijiju made the announcement while attending a meeting with senior officials at Delhi Police headquarters, considering the increasing number of racial attacks against people from northeastern states in Delhi. Rijiju said that 10 male and 10 female police officers will be inducted in Delhi Police from Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim. At pPresent, only 39 policemen from northeastern states are serving with Delhi Police. Of these policemen, 10 are Indian Police Service officers while the rest are either constables, head constables or inspectors. Source: IANS
President accepts resignation of Manipur governor
September 11, 2014 04:23 PM
President Pranab Mukherjee Thursday accepted the resignation of V.K. Duggal as the governor of Manipur and Mizoram. A Rashtrapati Bhavan press communique said: "The president has accepted the resignation of Vinod Kumar Duggal, as governor of Manipur and Mizoram." Source: IANS
Northeast CMs' meet to decide roadmap for development
August 18, 2014 04:21 PM
DoNER Minister Gen. (retd) V.K. Singh would meet the chief ministers of all eight northeastern states in Guwahati Aug 21-22 to decide a roadmap for the development of the region, an official said. This would be the Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) minister's first meeting with the chief ministers of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura, Nagaland, Manipur and Sikkim. Source: IANS

Manipur Lok Sabha Election Results 2014 - Party wise

Shown below are the number of seats won by BJP, INC, AAP and others in Manipur Lok Sabha Elections 2014.

Manipur 2014 Party Wise Results

Shown below is the list of winner/runnerup candidates of all parliamentary constituencies ofManipur with their party name and symbol along with the votes secured by each candidate.

Outer Manipur WinnerThangso Baite
Runner upSoso Lorho
Inner Manipur WinnerDr. Thokchom Meinya
Runner upMoirangthem Nara

Last Updated on December 31, 2014

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