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Neck To Neck Competition Between BJP-Congress In Manipur

March 11, 2017
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Manipur saw record voter turnout despite unrest and blockade and the Manipur Election results will be announced on Saturday.

After polling in two phases, the northeastern state hopes for a stable government. Out of the 60 assembly constituencies, a party has to win 31 seats to form the government in Manipur.

In 2012, the Congress led by Okram Ibobi Singh registered a huge victory by winning 42 seats.

The AITC stood a distant second with a mere 7 seats. In the last five years, the BJP has managed to make inroads in the Manipur.

Many exit polls have predicted that the Congress may, after all, retain Manipur but the fight is going to be a tough one with the BJP’s entry.

Much expected Irom Sharmila’s PRJA is projected to get not more than 5 seats by most Exit polls.

Manipur assembly election results 2017 updates:

Manipur leads: Congress–13, BJP–11, Others–12

Manipur trends: Congress has won 1 and is leading in 13, BJP has won 1 and is leading in 11.

Manipur CM Okram Ibobi Singh has won from Thoubal seat: ANI

Irom Sharmila lost election to Ibobi Singh

Manipur leads: BJP 8, Congress 8, Others 4

BJP’s performance will be historic in Manipur : Ram Madhav

Leads in Manipur: BJP 7, Congress 6 and Others 2

Manipur Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam leading

Iron Lady Irom Sharmila trails

Elections in the state were held in two phases on March 4 and 8.

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