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

Why Election Commission didn't defer budget

    Updated On : Jan 24,2017   7:54 pm
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) has directed the government to refrain from announcing any state-specific scheme in the Union Budget 2017 that may influence the voters in the five poll-bound states. View More..

Delhi court sends Manipuri militant to judicial custody

    Updated On : Jan 24,2017   6:40 pm
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) A court here on Tuesday sent suspected Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP)-Poirei Meitei militant Khoirom Ranjit to judicial custody until January 31. View More..

AIFF launches six-team women's football league

    Updated On : Jan 24,2017   4:28 pm
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Tuesday launched the first ever womens professional league which is to be contested by six teams at the Ambedkar Stadium here from January 28. View More..

Militants ambush convoy along Manipur-Assam highway

    Updated On : Jan 24,2017   2:42 pm
Imphal, Jan 24 (IANS) Suspected armed militants on Tuesday ambushed a convoy of trucks and oil tankers along a national highway that connects Assam with the Manipur capital, a police officer said. View More..

No schemes for poll-bound states in Budget, EC instructs government

    Updated On : Jan 24,2017   1:06 am
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The Election Commission on Monday cleared the decks for the central government to present the Budget 2017 on February 1, but barred it from announcing any schemes for the five poll-bound states. View More..

No schemes for poll-bound states in Budget, EC tells government

    Updated On : Jan 24,2017   12:42 am
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The Election Commission on Monday cleared the decks for the central government to present the Budget 2017 on February 1, but barred it from announcing any schemes for the five poll-bound states. View More..

Goa enhances India's beauty like a mole on the face: Amit Shah

    Updated On : Jan 23,2017   9:32 pm
Vasco (Goa), Jan 23 (IANS) Indian's smallest state Goa enhances the country's beauty in the same way a mole enhances the charm of a beautiful face, BJP National President Amit Shah said on Monday. View More..

BJP will win two-thirds majority in UP: Amit Shah

    Updated On : Jan 23,2017   8:58 pm
Vasco (Goa), Jan 23 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is confident of winning the Uttar Pradesh assembly election with a two-third majority, party President Amit Shah said on Monday. View More..

BJP releases list of 31 for Manipur polls

    Updated On : Jan 23,2017   2:50 pm
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The BJP on Monday released its first list of 31 candidates for the Manipur assembly elections on March 4 and March 8. View More..

Security beefed up in northeastern states ahead of Republic Day

    Updated On : Jan 23,2017   1:02 pm
Imphal, Jan 23 (IANS) Security has been tightened in all the eight northeastern states for the upcoming Republic Day celebrations on Thursday. View More..

Two security men, two militants killed in Assam ambush

    Updated On : Jan 22,2017   7:06 pm
Tinsukia (Assam), Jan 22 (IANS) Two soldiers of the Assam Rifles were killed and two others injured on Sunday when militants ambushed a convoy near Jairampur on the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border, police said. View More..

United Naga Council to boycott Republic Day celebrations

    Updated On : Jan 22,2017   3:44 pm
Imphal, Jan 22 (IANS) The United Naga Council (UNC), which has imposed an indefinite blockade along Manipur's highways, has called a boycott of the upcoming Republic Day celebrations. View More..

Delhi tableau in Republic Day after three years

    Updated On : Jan 22,2017   2:06 pm
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) After a gap of three years, a Delhi tableau will take part in the 68th Republic Day parade here. View More..

Congress will be ousted from Manipur: BJP (Lead, correcting para 4)

    Updated On : Jan 21,2017   8:32 pm
Tura (Meghalaya), Jan 21 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday exuded confidence that it will oust the ruling Congress government in the upcoming assembly elections in Manipur. View More..

Three northeastern states celebrate their foundation day

    Updated On : Jan 21,2017   7:20 pm
Agartala/Shillong, Jan 21 (IANS) The three northeastern states of Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya on Saturday organised numerous programmes and events to celebrate their 45th Foundation Day. View More..

Congress will be ousted from Manipur: BJP

    Updated On : Jan 21,2017   7:14 pm
Tura (Meghalaya), Jan 21 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday exuded confidence that it will oust the ruling Congress government in the upcoming assembly elections in Manipur. View More..

SP-Congress will give BJP a run for its money in UP (Column: Political Circus)

    Updated On : Jan 21,2017   11:12 am
Any satisfaction which the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) felt over the internal strife in the Samajwadi Party (SP) must have been diluted to a considerable extent by the truce, albeit an uneasy one, among the family members of its main political rival in UP. View More..

Always dreamt of visiting Berlin: Manipuri filmmaker

    Updated On : Jan 21,2017   10:38 am
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Five time National Award-winning filmmaker Haobam Paban Kumar says his dream to visit Berlin is finally coming true as his Manipuri film "Loktak Lairembee" (Lady of the Lake) will get its European premiere in the German city next month. View More..

Modi greets Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya on statehood day

    Updated On : Jan 21,2017   8:56 am
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday greeted the three northeastern states of Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya on their statehood day. View More..

Election Commission transfers 23 officers in UP

    Updated On : Jan 20,2017   10:16 pm
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) on Friday transferred 13 District Magistrates and nine Superintendent of Police (SP) and Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) -rank officers in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh. View More..