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Imphal, 04 February 2017 ( Evening News ) : The BJP central election committee today announced the second list of candidates for the ensuing assembly elections in Manipur. The party is yet to announce the candidates for Lamshang and Bishnupur. Like the Congress party the BJP has also fielded two women candidates in reserved constituencies. Nemcha Kipgen who left the Congress party and joined the BJP will contest in Kangpokpi and SS Olis will contest in Chandel. W. Jyotin who left the Congress recently will contest against Congress's Kh. Joykisan in Thangmeiband. Dr N. Dwijamani will contest against Congress veteran…
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Imphal, 02 February 2017 : Former minister and Thongju MLA Bijoy Koijam has asked the Congress and BJP to stop war of words and instead focus on resolving the UNC's economic blockade. Senior President of Manipur National Democratic Front (MNDF), Bijoy Koijam today termed the failure of the state govt and the Central govt to end the indefinite economic blockade on the national highways as unfortunate. Speaking to media at MNDF Office, at Babupara, Bijoy Koijam maintained that the govt should not allow a handful of persons to hold the lives of several lakhs of people to ransom. He urged…
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Imphal, 26 January 2017 : The Election Commission has asked political parties and leaders not to use the pictures of President, Vice President and State Governors in their election posters. In a letter to the leaders of political parties, the poll body has asked them to advise their candidates and leaders to desist from such acts in their election campaigns. The Commission said, President, Vice-President and Governors are Constitutional Authorities and are completely apolitical and they should not be associated with any poll campaign. The direction came after recent letter by the President's Secretariat to poll panel about the reports…
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Imphal, 26 January 2017 : As part of the 7th National Voter’s Day celebration, an android based mobile app called E-Manipur Election has been launched. The 7th National Voter’s Day was celebrated across the country under the theme “Empowering Young & Future Voters”. Chief Electoral Officer, Manipur organised the event at City Convention Centre in Palace compound to mark the day.  Chief Secretary O. Nabakishore, who was the Chief Guest at the event, stated that the people need to elect the right candidate to achieve development in the state. He further appealed to the people not  to misuse their voting…
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Imphal, 26 January 2017 : In yet another another dramatic turnaround, president of Manipur Pradesh Trinamool Congress Kim Gangte left her party to join the BJP. Kim Gangte along with and two former Congress MLAs Nemcha Kipgen and Vungzagin Valte joined the BJP. BJP leaders including national leaders welcomed them to the the party at a reception held at the BJP office at Nityaipat chuthek. Speaking at the reception BJP National General Secretary Ram Madhav once again reiterated that it is the responsibility of the state govt to resolve the UNC's indefinite Economic Blockade. He maintained that the centre cannot…
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Imphal, 5 January 2017 : The 38 assembly constituencies where election will be held in the first phase - March 4 are 1-Khundrakpam, 2-Heingang, 3-Khurai, 4-Khetrigao, 5-Thongju, 6-Keirao, 7-Andro, 8-Lamlai, 9-Thangmeiband, 10-Uripok, 11-Sagolband, 12-Keisamthong, 13-Singjamei, 14-Yaiskul, 15-Wangkhei, 16-Sekmai(SC), 17-Lamsang, 18-Konthoujam, 19-Patsoi, 20-Langthabal, 21-Naoriya Pakhanglakpa, 22-Wangoi, 23-Mayang Imphal, 24-Nambol, 25-Oinam, 26-Bishenpur, 27-Moirang, 28-Thanga, 29-Kumbi, 46-Saikul(ST), 50-Kangpokpi, 51-Saitu(ST), 55-Tipaimukh(ST), 56-Thanlon(ST), 57-Henglep(ST), 58-Churachandpur(ST), 59-Saikot(ST) and 60-Singhat(ST). While the 22 assembly constituencies where polling will be held on March 8 are 30-Lilong, 31-Thoubal, 32-Wangkhem, 33-Heirok, 34-Wangjing Tentha, 35-Khangabok, 36-Wabagai, 37-Kakching, 38-Hiyanglam, 39-Sugnu, 40-Jiribam, 41- Chandel(ST), 42-Tengnoupla(ST), 43-Phungyar(ST), 44-Ukhrul(ST), 45-Chingai(ST), 47-Karong(ST), 48-Mao(ST), 49-Tadubi(ST), 52-Tamei(ST), 53-Tamenglong(ST)…
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