Verdict throws up hung Assembly : Congress-28, BJP-21 NPP with 4, NPF with 4, LJP with 1, AITC with 1, Ind with 1 set to be kingmakers, at least 7 big names fall
Source: The Sangai Express
Imphal, March 11 2017:
Bagging 28 seats in the 60-Member Manipur Legislative Assembly, ruling Congress party has emerged as the single largest party.
BJP which is in power at the Centre secured 21 seats.
As such, neither Congress nor BJP nor any political party is in a position to form Government on their own.
While National People's Party (NPP) and Naga People's Front (NPF) bagged four seats each, AITC, LJP and independent won one seat each.
The victorious Congress candidates include Chief Minister Okram Ibobi, Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam, Manipur Legislative Assembly Speaker Th Lokeshwar, MPCC president TN Haokip and Hill Areas Committee Chairman Dr Chaltonlien Amo.
Incumbent Ministers who have been re-elected include AK Mirabai, Ksh Biren, Govindas Konthoujam, DK Korungthang, Ngamthang Haokip.
On the other hand, incumbent Ministers who have lost the election to their respective rivals include I Hemochandra, Dr Kh Ratankumar and M Okendro.
Elected BJP candidates include former Minister N Biren, sitting MLA Th Biswajit, Y Khemchand, P Saratchandra, Thokchom Radheshyam, former Minister S Rajen, L Radhakishore, sitting MLA Nemcha Kipgen and Samuel Jendai.
Some of BJP's big guns who have lost the election include Th Chaoba, N Mangi, Y Erabot, Dr Nimaichand Luwang and O Joy.
The elected NPP candidates include former Minister L Jayantakumar and former DGP Y Joykumar while former Minister Phungzathang Tonsing leads the list of losers.
Awangbow Newmai is one of the four elected candidates of NPF.
Ashab Uddin is the lone victorious independent candidate.
The only victorious candidates of AITC and LJP are Tongbram Robindro and Karam Shyam respectively.
Out of 13 Assembly segments located within Imphal West district, BJP won six seats while Congress party was able to secure only 4 .
The two rival parties won similar number of seats in Imphal East district which has 10 Assembly segments in total.
In Bishnupur district which has six Assembly segments, Congress won three seats, one more than BJP.
Congress party fared much better in Thoubal, the home district of Chief Minister O Ibobi.
Out of 10 Assembly segments, Congress won eight while the remaining two went to BJP.
Churachandpur district has six seats and they have been shared between Congress and BJP in equal number.
Interestingly in Ukhrul and Kamjong districts, which have three Assembly segments, none of the sitting MLA could retain their seat with the three ACs sending three new faces to the Assembly.
Two candidates of the Naga People's Front and one candidate of the Congress walked the distance to be elected.
At Phungyar Assembly Constituency, NPF candidate K Leishiyo defeated sitting MLA and Parliamentary Secretary Victor Keishing of the Congress while in Chingai Assembly Constituency NPF candidate Khashim Vashum defeated sitting MLA and Deputy Speaker of the Assembly Preshaw Shimray.
At Ukhrul AC, Congress candidate Alfred Kangam Arthur defeated NPF MLA Samuel Risom.
Altogether there were 148 NOTA votes in the three Assembly segments.
At Tamenglong district which has three ACs, one seat each has been bagged by the Congress, BJP and NPF.
In Tamei AC, NPF candidate Awangbow Nemai, who is also the NPF president Manipur unit, defeated BJP candidate Z Kikhonbou Newmai by a margin of 747 votes while in Tamenglong AC, Samuel Jendai Kamei got the better of NPF candidate Janghemlung Panmei by a margin of 2004 votes.
In Nungba AC, Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam won by a margin of 5,147 votes over his nearest rival Adim Pamei of the BJP.
Gaikhangam secured 10,255 votes while Adim Pamei secured 5,108 votes.
At Jiribam Assembly Constituency, Independent candidate Ashabuddin defeated veteran Congress leader and sititng MLA Th Debendra by a margin of 1650 votes.
A shabuddin secured 8189 votes while Debendra got 6539 votes.
NOTA got 389 votes.
In Churachandpur the six Assembly seats were evenly split between the Congress and the BJP but two political heavy weights in the Ibobi led Congress Ministry including a current Minister lost to the BJP.
Sitting Congress MLA from 55-Tipaimukh AC, Dr Chaltonlien Amo retains his seat along with his Congress counterpart in 60- Singngat, Ginsuanhau Zou.
While MPCC president TN Haokip retained his seat from Saikot AC for the fourth time a sitting Cabinet Minister in the last Ministry T Manga Vaiphei lost to former Deputy Speaker TT Haokip from the BJP in Henglep AC.
Veteran politician Phungzathang Tonsing who left the Congress party at the eleventh hour for the NPP also lost to former Cabinet Minister V Hangkhanlian in Churachandpur AC.
Sitting MLA from Thanlon AC, Vungzagin Valte who has also defected to the BJP from the Congress retained his seat as well.
Churachandpur saw heavyweights biting the dust but sees no fresh faces as the two replacements too are well known faces in the State's political circle with both having their share of experience in the previous Assemblies.
LIST OF SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE .
|Sl.No.- AC Name||Candidate Name||Party||Votes|
|1 - Khundrakpam||Thokchom Lokeshwar Singh||INC||12849|
|2 - Heingang||Nongthombam Biren Singh||BJP||10439|
|3 - Khurai||Leishangthem Susindro Meitei||BJP||15005|
|4 - Kshetrigao||Nahakpam Indrajit Singh||BJP||10411|
|5 - Thongju||Thongam Biswajit Singh||BJP||16809|
|6 - Keirao||Lourembam Rameshwor Meetei||BJP||5959|
|7 - Andro||Thounaojam Shyamkumar||INC||18761|
|8 - Lamlai||Ksh Biren Singh||INC||12339|
|9 - Thangmeiband||Khumukcham Joykisan Singh||INC||11596|
|10 - Uripok||Yumnam Joykumar Singh||NPP||6469|
|11 - Sagolband||Rajkumar Imo Singh||INC||9211|
|12 - Keishamthong||Langpoklakpam Jayantakumar Singh||NPP||10000|
|13 - Singjamei||Yumnam Khemchand Singh||BJP||9459|
|14 - Yaiskul||Thokchom Satyabrata Singh||BJP||8014|
|15 - Wangkhei||Okram Henry Singh||INC||16753|
|16 - Sekmai(sc)||Heikham Dingo Singh||BJP||13163|
|17 - Lamsang||Sorokhaibam Rajen Singh||BJP||12593|
|18 - Konthoujam||Dr.Sapam Ranjan Singh||BJP||14313|
|19 - Patsoi||Km Ak Mirabai Devi||INC||13405|
|20 - Langthabal||Karam Shyam||LJP||9625|
|21 - Naoria Pakhanglakpa||Soibam Subhaschandra Singh||BJP||8609|
|22 - Wangoi||Oinam Lukhoi Singh||INC||7443|
|23 - Mayang Imphal||Kongkham Robindro Singh||BJP||15221|
|24 - Nambol||Nameirakpam Loken Singh||INC||14736|
|25 - Oinam||Laishram Radhakishore Singh||BJP||12029|
|26 - Bishnupur||Konthoujam Govindas||INC||14150|
|27 - Moirang||Pukhrem Sharatchandra Singh||BJP||11708|
|28 - Thanga||Tongbram Robindro Singh||AITC||6462|
|29 - Kumbi||Sanasam Bira Singh||INC||11881|
|30 - Lilong||Muhammad Abdul Nasir||INC||10765|
|31 - Thoubal||Okram Ibobi Singh||INC||18649|
|32 - Wangkhem||Keisham Meghachandra Singh||INC||10484|
|33 - Heirok||Thokchom Radheshyam Singh||BJP||13389|
|34 - Wangjing Tentha||Paonam Brojen Singh||INC||12830|
|35 - Khangabok||Surjakumar Okram||INC||20781|
|36 - Wabgai||Md Fajur Rahim||INC||12474|
|37 - Kakching||Yengkhom Surchandra Singh||INC||9037|
|38 - Hiyanglam||Dr.Radheshyam Yumnam||BJP||13394|
|39 - Sugnu||Kangujam Ranjit Singh||INC||13331|
|40 - Jiribam||Ashab Uddin||Ind||8189|
|41 - Chandel||Letpao Haokip||NPP||14216|
|42 - Tengnoupal||D.Korungthang||INC||16940|
|43 - Phungyar||K.Leishiyo||NPF||11900|
|44 - Ukhrul||Alfred Kanngam Arthur||INC||11510|
|45 - Chingai||Khashim Vashum||NPF||14786|
|46 - Saikul||Yamthong Haokip||INC||8677|
|47 - Karong||D.D.Thaisii||INC||14038|
|48 - Mao||Losii Dikho||NPF||25933|
|49 - Tadubi||N.Kayisii||NPP||17115|
|50 - Kangpokpi||Nemcha Kipgen||BJP||13485|
|51 - Saitu||Ngamthang Haokip||INC||19467|
|52 - Tamei||Awangbow Newmai||NPF||15933|
|53 - Tamenglong||Samuel Jendai Kamei||BJP||13023|
|54 - Nungba||Gaikhangam||INC||10255|
|55 - Tipaimukh||Dr.Chaltonlien Amo||INC||4997|
|56 - Thanlon||Vungzagin Valte||BJP||9752|
|57 - Henglep||T.Thangzalam Haokip||BJP||8438|
|58 - Churachandpur||V.Hangkhanlian||BJP||10246|
|59 - Saikot||T..NHaokip||INC||16354|
|60 - Singhat||Ginsuanhau||INC||8131|