Manipur Assembly Election 2017

Elections to the 60 seats in Manipur Assembly election are going to be held by two phases on Mar 8 and Mar 11 2017. Vote counting will be on March 11, 2017. The major political parties in the state are the Indian National Congress, the Bharatiya Janata Party, Manipur National Conference, and the Communist party of India. INC won the last assembly elections in 2012 and formed the Government.

Manipur Assembly Election Schedule 2017

Election Date Count Date
Mar 4(Phase-I)
Mar 8(Phase-II)
Mar 11

The number of voters in Manipur is 17,41,581. Manipur is one of the few states with a 97 % coverage of photo electoral rolls.

The total population of Manipur is 2,721,756. Among them urban population is 822,132 and rural 1,899,624. The total number of voters in Manipur is; 1,736,251, of which 836,499 are male and 899,752 are female. The sex ratio of the state is 992 females for every 1000 males.

Manipur is located in the North-Eastern region of India. It shares its border with Nagaland, Mizoram and Burma and has total area of 22,327 sq km. It comprises of nine districts. Its capital city is Imphal. Manipuri and English along with 29 other dialects are spoken in the state.

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Elections News in Manipur

IndiGo to transport life-saving drugs to Manipur

    Updated On : Feb 21,2017   11:44 pm
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier IndiGo on Tuesday said that it will deliver medical aid, including insulin, vaccines, serum and hormones, on a priority basis to Manipur. View More..

Manipur Deputy CM escapes militant attack

    Updated On : Feb 21,2017   5:04 pm
Imphal, Feb 21 (IANS) Manipur Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam on Tuesday escaped an attack on his life by a tribal militant outfit in Tamenglong district. View More..

Manipur Deputy CM escapes militant attack

    Updated On : Feb 21,2017   3:54 pm
Imphal, Feb 21 (IANS) Manipur Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam on Tuesday escaped an assassination attempt in Tamenglong district when militants attacked his cavalcade. Police suspect a tribal militant outfit to be behind the attack. View More..

Sonia not in Rae Bareli campaign schedule

    Updated On : Feb 20,2017   10:26 pm
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi, who has not campaigned in the ongoing Uttar Pradesh elections, didn't figure in the party's campaign schedule for Tuesday -- the last day to seek votes for the fourth phase of balloting on Thursday. View More..

Sahitya Akademi's annual fest begins on Tuesday

    Updated On : Feb 20,2017   5:08 pm
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Over 200 distinguished writers, scholars, poets, translators and critics from all over India are all set to participate in Sahitya Akademis annual "Festival of Letters," starting here on Tuesday. View More..

Pihani's story: Why promises Of UP's politicians rarely changed over 15 years (Special to IANS)

    Updated On : Feb 20,2017   1:52 pm
Pihani, Uttar Pradesh: For 16 years, Kailash Rai (not his real name), 49, has been commuting six hours every working day between his home in the state capital Lucknow and the government degree college where he teaches in Pihani, 135 km to the northwest. View More..

No force can disintegrate Manipur, says Rajnath Singh

    Updated On : Feb 19,2017   6:36 pm
Imphal, Feb 19 (IANS) Swearing by the territorial integrity of Manipur, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said no force in the world can disintegrate the territory and that the BJP is the only alternative to save the people. View More..

Handicrafts exports from northeast poised for quantum jump

    Updated On : Feb 19,2017   3:28 pm
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) India's north-eastern states, one of the richest in terms of eco-friendly crafts, exported handicrafts and handloom products to the tune of Rs 1,121.75 crore during the year 2015-16. View More..

168 candidates in fray for first phase Manipur polls

    Updated On : Feb 19,2017   1:14 pm
Imphal, Feb 19 (IANS) A total of 168 candidates are left in the fray for the first phase of polls in Manipur in 38 Assembly constituencies. View More..

Kejriwal donates Rs 50,000 to Irom Sharmila's party

    Updated On : Feb 18,2017   10:56 pm
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday donated Rs 50,000 to Irom Sharmila's party Peoples Resurgence and Justice Alliance (PRAJA) and also urged the people to donate generously and support her. View More..

Rotavirus vaccinaion launched for five more states

    Updated On : Feb 18,2017   7:14 pm
Agartala, Feb 18 (IANS) Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Saturday launched Rotavirus vaccination for five more states in the country to immunise children against diarrhoea, one of the major causes of child deaths in India. View More..

Demands of militants unrealistic, says Manipur CM

    Updated On : Feb 18,2017   5:20 pm
Imphal, Feb 18 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh on Saturday said that demands of the militant groups in the state are unrealistic and brushed them aside as "pipe dreams". View More..

Never thought I was minority: Najma Heptulla

    Updated On : Feb 17,2017   7:36 pm
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla on Friday said she found it strange when she was assigned independent charge of the Ministry of Minority Affairs, saying she never thought she was minority. View More..

Irom Sharmila to marry after Manipur polls

    Updated On : Feb 17,2017   3:22 pm
Imphal, Feb 17 (IANS) Human rights activist Irom Sharmila plans to get married after the upcoming assembly elections in Manipur in March. View More..

Shurhozelie to take over as Nagaland CM, Zeliang in Delhi

    Updated On : Feb 16,2017   6:28 pm
Kohima, Feb 16 (IANS) Ruling Naga People's Front (NPF) supremo Shurhozelie Liezietsu will take over from Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang after 42 of the 49 legislators "unanimously supported" the former as the new legislature party leader, a top NPF leader said on Thursday. View More..

Sharmila files papers from Manipur's Thoubal seat

    Updated On : Feb 16,2017   4:36 pm
Imphal, Feb 16 (IANS) 'Iron Lady' Irom Sharmila on Thursday filed her nomination papers to contest from Thoubal constituency in the Manipur assembly elections. View More..

Manipur CM files nomination papers for assembly polls

    Updated On : Feb 16,2017   4:08 pm
Imphal, Feb 16 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh on Thursday filed his nomination papers for the upcoming state assembly polls. View More..

Foreign nationals defy visa rules while visiting northeast

    Updated On : Feb 16,2017   3:48 pm
Agartala, Feb 16 (IANS) A large number of foreigners are being black-listed from visiting northeastern states by the Union Home Ministry for violation of visa rules, a top official said here on Thursday. View More..

24% MPs/MLAs say they don't need to pay tax or have no income

    Updated On : Feb 16,2017   2:34 pm
In tax returns filed a year before they were elected, 72 per cent Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress MPs and MLAs claimed they earn less than Rs 10 lakh, according to an analysis of affidavits of 4,848 (of 4,910) lawmakers. View More..

Close fight between Congress, BJP in Manipur (News Analysis)

    Updated On : Feb 16,2017   11:42 am
Imphal, Feb 16 (IANS) Territorial integrity of the ancient kingdom of Manipur that had merged with India and the recurring economic blockades by tribal groups are the major issues in Manipur where the upcoming assembly polls are witnessing a close battle between the ruling Congress and the opposition BJP. View More..