the UPA won around 261 out of 543 seats, and in the second position was NDA with 158 seats, while 23 seats were won by Left parties.
the BJP won 282 seats out of 543 seats. This took the NDA tally to 336 seats out of 543 seats in the Lok Sabha. INC could only manage to win 44 seats and stayed in the second position while AIADMK party from Tamil Nadu came third with 37 seats in the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections.
In 2019, the BJP is set to return to power at the Centre after a sweeping win in the
, armed with a bigger mandate than in the 2014 General Election. The party - led by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah duo has secured 303 seats in the 17th Lok Sabha. Meanwhile, the Congress, the main Opposition party, managed to increase its vote share from 2014 only by a handful of votes, with a final tally of 52 seats. There will be no Leader of Opposition in the upcoming Lower House for a second consecutive term.
Lok Sabha Elections 2019 - Party Wise Election Results
|Name of State/ UT||Parliamentary Constituency||Candidate||Party||EVM Votes||Migrant Votes||Postal Votes||Total Votes||% of Votes||Winner||Runner-Up|
|Manipur||Inner Manipur||Dr Rajkumar Ranjan Singh||Bharatiya Janata Party||261802||0||1830||263632||34.72||Yes||No|
|Manipur||Inner Manipur||Oinam Nabakishore Singh||Indian National Congress||244972||0||905||245877||32.38||No||Yes|
|Manipur||Inner Manipur||Moirangthem Nara Singh||Communist Party Of India||133093||0||720||133813||17.62||No||No|
|Manipur||Inner Manipur||Rajkumar Somendro Singh (Kaiku)||Independent||80566||0||1068||81634||10.75||No||No|
|Manipur||Inner Manipur||R.K. Anand||North East India Development Party||24938||0||72||25010||3.29||No||No|
|Manipur||Inner Manipur||Nota||None Of The Above||2570||0||44||2614||0.34||No||No|
|Manipur||Inner Manipur||Oinam Jugindro Singh||Manipur People'S Party||1755||0||28||1783||0.23||No||No|
|Manipur||Inner Manipur||Wahengbam Pabitra Singh||Independent||1465||0||5||1470||0.19||No||No|
|Manipur||Inner Manipur||Dr. G. Tonsana Sharma||Manipur Democratic Peoples'S Front||1245||0||11||1256||0.17||No||No|
|Manipur||Inner Manipur||M. Totomshana Nongshaba||Independent||960||0||13||973||0.13||No||No|
|Manipur||Inner Manipur||Senjam Nandeshwore Singh||Rashtriya Janhit Sangharsh Party||739||0||8||747||0.1||No||No|
|Manipur||Inner Manipur||Md. Iliyash Khan||Independent||468||0||24||492||0.06||No||No|
|Manipur||Outer manipur||Lorho S. Pfoze||Naga Peoples Front||362707||0||820||363527||42.37||Yes||No|
|Manipur||Outer manipur||Houlim Shokhopao Mate||Bharatiya Janata Party||287058||0||2687||289745||33.77||No||Yes|
|Manipur||Outer manipur||K. James||Indian National Congress||151103||0||1407||152510||17.77||No||No|
|Manipur||Outer manipur||Thangminlien Kipgen||National People'S Party||30261||0||465||30726||3.58||No||No|
|Manipur||Outer manipur||Ashang Kasar||North East India Development Party||12081||0||130||12211||1.42||No||No|
|Manipur||Outer manipur||Hangkhanpau Taithul||Janata Dal (United)||2879||0||108||2987||0.35||No||No|
|Manipur||Outer manipur||Nota||None Of The Above||2668||0||107||2775||0.32||No||No|
|Manipur||Outer manipur||Angam Karung Kom||Nationalist Congress Party||2145||0||407||2552||0.3||No||No|
|Manipur||Outer manipur||Leikhan Kaipu||Independent||933||0||63||996||0.12||No||No|
Lok Sabha Elections 2019 - Constituency Wise Election Results (Winner/Runner Up)
|Name of State/ UT||Parliamentary Constituency||Winner||Party||Total Votes||% of Votes||Runner-Up||Party||Total Votes||% of Votes|
|Manipur||Inner Manipur||Dr Rajkumar Ranjan Singh||Bharatiya Janata Party||263632||34.72||Oinam Nabakishore Singh||Indian National Congress||245877||32.38|
|Manipur||Outer manipur||Lorho S. Pfoze||Naga Peoples Front||363527||42.37||Houlim Shokhopao Mate||Bharatiya Janata Party||289745||33.77|
Quick facts for Manipur Elections
|Assembly Constituencies ||60|
|Ruling Party||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|Opposition Party||Indian National Congress|
|Chief Minister||Nongthombam Biren Singh|
|Chief Electoral Officer||Oinam Nabakishore Singh|
|Address||Manipur Secretariat( North Block) West Block, Room No 220 Imphal 795001|
Election Schedule for Manipur Lok Sabha General Election 2019
|State||Phase I||Phase II ||Phase III ||PhaseIV ||Phase V ||Phase VI||Phase VII|
Manipur Assembly (Vidhan Sabha) Election Results 2017Pie chart showing party wise 2017 election results for Manipur. Also shown along are 2012 pie chart showing the number of seats won by INC, AITC and Others.
Manipur Assembly Elections 2017 Party Wise Results (Total Seats - 60) Manipur Assembly Elections 2012 Party Wise Results (Total Seats - 60)
Manipur Election 2017 Result Summary
It has been a tough contest in Manipur with Congress just getting ahead of BJP. Congress has won 24 seats, while BJP secured 20 seats in the house of 60. The Naga People's Front has got 4 seats in the elections.
Activist Irom Sharmila, who had launched the PRJA party, lost the election to the Manipur chief Minister Ibobi Singh. Her party failed to open an account in its first election. The reports from ground zero suggest that Congress party is already seeking support of independents as it is falling short of the half way mark and would have to form a coalition government with the help of outsiders.
Manipur Assembly Elections 2017
The BJP has formed its first ever government in Manipur though it was not the single largest party in the assembly. The BJP staked its claim and was invited by the governor to form the government. N. Biren Singh is the first-ever Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief minister of Manipur. He took oath on March 15, 2017 along with eight other ministers in Imphal. Singh, who was invited by Governor Najma Heptulla on 14th March evening.
Biren allegedly has the support of 32 MLAs in the house. After the results the BJP had emerged as the second largest party in the state after the Congress. The congress has 28 seats in the house but failed to produce 3 more MLAs in the 60-member Manipur legislative assembly.
The central government along with the state government has failed to resolve the deadlock and the talks with UNC have failed which is adamant in its demand. Manipur witnessed campaigning by major parties. Interestingly UNC also fought on the 15 seats in the state. The Congress, the BJP, People’s Resurgence and Justice Alliance (PRJA), the Left Democratic Front (LDF) and the Naga People’s Front (NPF) were the main political parties in the fray.
The rights activist Irom Sharmila who was on indefinite fast unto death against imposition of Army act last year broke her fast and went on to launch her own political party called People’s Resurgence and Justice Alliance (PRJA) which fought 10 seats. Sharmila, lost to chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh from Thoubal constituency. Her party could not open account.
Key Electoral Issues
Implementation of strict law and order, protection of indigenous people’s rights, unemployment and development of the state are key electoral issues.
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.
Political Parties in Manipur
The main regional political parties are :
|The Indian National Congress (INC)
||The Bharatiya Janata Party
||The Communist Party of India
|The Rashtriya Janata Dal
||The Nationalist Congress Party
|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 Minister||From||To||Party Name|
|1||Nongthombam Biren Singh||Mar 15, 2017||Present||BJP|
|2||Okram Ibobi Singh||Mar 6, 2012||Mar 14, 2017||INC|
|3||Okram Ibobi Singh||Mar 2, 2007||Mar 5, 2012||INC|
|4||Okram Ibobi Singh||Mar 7, 2002||Mar 1, 2007||INC|
|5||President's rule||Jun 2, 2001||Mar 6, 2002|| |
|6||Radhabinod Koijam||Feb 15, 2001||Jun 1, 2001||SAP|
|7||Wahengbam Nipamacha Singh||Dec 16, 1997||Feb 14, 2001||MSCP|
|8||Rishang Keishing||Dec 14, 1994||Dec 15, 1997||INC|
|9||President's rule||Dec 31, 1993||Dec 13, 1994|| |
|10||Raj Kumar Dorendra Singh||Apr 8, 1992||Apr 10, 1993||INC|
|11||President's rule||Jan 7, 1992||Apr 7, 1992|| |
|12||Raj Kumar Ranbir Singh||Feb 23, 1990||Jan 6, 1992||MRP|
|13||Raj Kumar Jaichandra Singh||Mar 4, 1988||Feb 22, 1990||INC|
|14||Rishang Keishing||Jun 19, 1981||Mar 3, 1988||INC(I)|
|15||President's rule||Feb 28, 1981||Jun 18, 1981|| |
|16||Rishang Keishing||Nov 27, 1980||Feb 27, 1981||INC|
|17||Raj Kumar Dorendra Singh||Jan 14, 1980||Nov 26, 1980||INC|
|18||President's rule||Nov 14, 1979||Jan 13, 1980|| |
|19||Yangmasho Shaiza||Jun 29, 1977||Nov 13, 1979||JNP|
|20||President's rule||May 16, 1977||Jun 28, 1977|| |
|21||Raj Kumar Dorendra Singh||Dec 6, 1974||May 15, 1977||INC|
|22||Yangmasho Shaiza||Jul 10, 1974||Dec 5, 1974||MHU|
|23||Mohammed Alimuddin||Mar 4, 1974||Jul 9, 1974||MPP|
|24||President's rule||Mar 28, 1973||Mar 3, 1974|| |
|25||Mohammed Alimuddin||Mar 23, 1972||Mar 27, 1973||MPP|
|26||President's rule||Oct 17, 1969||Mar 22, 1972|| |
|27||Mairembam Koireng Singh||Feb 19, 1968||Oct 16, 1969||INC|
|28||President's rule||Oct 25, 1967||Feb 18, 1968|| |
|29||Longjam Thambou Singh||Oct 13, 1967||Oct 24, 1967||Manipur United Front|
|30||Mairembam Koireng Singh||Mar 20, 1967||Oct 4, 1967||INC|
|31||President's rule||Jan 12, 1967||Mar 19, 1967|| |
|32||Mairembam Koireng Singh||Jul 1, 1963||Jan 11, 1967||INC|
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 Governor||From||To|
|1||Dr. Najma A. Heptulla||Aug 21, 2016||Present|
|2||Shri V. Shanmuganathan||Sep 30, 2015||Aug 17, 2016|
|3||Syed Ahmed ||May 16, 2015||Sep 27, 2015(Died)|
|4||Krishan Kant Paul||Dec 30, 2014||May 13, 2015|
|5||Shri Vinod Kumar Duggal||Dec 31, 2013||Dec 30, 2014|
|6||Ashwani Kumar||Jul 23, 2013||Dec 31, 2013|
|7||Gurbachan Jagat||Jul 23, 2008||Jul 22, 2013|
|8||Shivinder Singh Sidhu||Aug 6, 2004||Jul 22, 2008|
|9||Arvind Dave||Jun 13, 2003||Aug 5, 2004|
|10||Ved Marwah||Dec 2, 1999||Jun 12, 2003|
|11||O. N. Shrivastava||Dec 23, 1994||Feb 11, 1999|
|12||V.K. Nayar||Aug 31, 1993||Dec 22, 1994|
|13||K. V. Raghunatha Reddy||Mar 20, 1993||Aug 30, 1993|
|14||Chintamani Panigrahi||Jul 10, 1989||Mar 19, 1993|
|15||K. V. Krishna Rao||Jun 2, 1984||Jul 7, 1989|
|16||S. M. H. Burney||Aug 12, 1981||Jun 11, 1984|
|17||L.P. Singh||Sep 21, 1973||Aug 11, 1981|
|18||B. K. Nehru||Jan 21, 1972||Sep 20, 1973|
Rajya Sabha Members from Manipur
|Haji Abdul Salam||Indian National Congress||10/04/2014 to 09/04/2020|
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.
Last Updated on March 13, 2020