Manipur Assembly Election 2017


Elections to the 60 seats in Manipur Assembly election are going to be held in 2017. The Election Commission of India has not announced the date yet. 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.


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

Manipur petrol vends run dry, Nagas continue with blockade

    Updated On : Dec 05,2016   3:14 pm
Imphal, Dec 5 (IANS) Petrol vends in Manipur are dry and cooking gas unavailable as a result of the indefinite economic blockade imposed by the United Naga Council (UNC) since November 1, an official admitted on Monday. View More..

United Committee Manipur asks Nagas to end blockade in 72 hours

    Updated On : Dec 04,2016   8:18 pm
Imphal Dec 4 (IANS) The United Committee Manipur (UCM) has served a 72-hour ultimatum beginning from Sunday midnight on the United Naga Council (UNC) to end its indefinite economic blockade on National Higways No.2 and No.53. View More..

Naga-imposed blockade hampers Manipur's construction works

    Updated On : Dec 04,2016   5:36 pm
Imphal Dec 4 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh said on Sunday that a United Naga Council-imposed blockade on National Highways No.2 and No.53 is slowing down construction work in the state and urged the Centre to persuade NSCN (IM) to call off the blockade. View More..

Homestays, ropeway to change the face of Manipur tourism (Travel Feature)

    Updated On : Dec 04,2016   12:38 pm
Imphal, Dec 4 (IANS) If you want to explore the raw beauty and rich culture of Manipur, one of the eight northeastern states, but are unsure about where to stay, here's some good news for you. View More..

Two soldiers killed as Assam Rifles convoy ambushed in Arunachal

    Updated On : Dec 03,2016   8:36 pm
Guwahati, Dec 3 (IANS) Two soldiers were killed and eight others injured as militants, believed to be from the banned Naga outfit NSCN-K, ambushed a convoy of the Assam Rifles along the India-Myanmar border in Arunachal Pradesh on Saturday, a defence spokesman said. View More..

Demonetisation takes toll on Manipur's government employees

    Updated On : Dec 03,2016   8:08 pm
Imphal, Dec 3 (IANS) The government employees of Manipur are in distress. Some banks and most of the ATMs are dry. On Saturday, some banks issued notices saying "RBI has not despatched currencies". View More..

US for improving connectivity between India and neighbours: Envoy

    Updated On : Dec 03,2016   7:44 pm
Agartala, Dec 3 (IANS) The US government is keen to develop connectivity between India and its neighbours in the Bay of Bengal region and its adjoining areas to boost economies, US Ambassador to India Richard Verma said here on Saturday. View More..

'Police responsible for delayed disposal of court cases'

    Updated On : Dec 03,2016   5:48 pm
Imphal, Dec 3 (IANS) Chief Justice of Manipur High Court Rakesh Ranjan Prasad on Saturday said late furnishing of chargesheets by police is responsible for delayed disposal of court cases. View More..

New book on women in political decision making positions

    Updated On : Dec 03,2016   12:34 pm
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) A new book born out of three years of intensive research across northeastern India and parts of Myanmar and Bangladesh focuses on the role of women in political decision making positions, especially in conflict-hit areas. View More..

No salary for employees in Manipur yet

    Updated On : Dec 03,2016   9:14 am
Imphal Dec 3 (IANS) The salaried class of Manipur are in distress. Banks and ATMs are dry. On Saturday, some banks issued notices saying "RBI has not despatched currencies". View More..

Bank vandalised in Manipur due to non-payment

    Updated On : Dec 02,2016   8:34 pm
Imphal, Dec 2 (IANS) Angry customers on Friday vandalised the State Bank of India branch at Moreh, the border town in Manipur, and indulged in stone pelting on being denied cash, eyewitnesses said. View More..

Manipur seeks additional forces to tackle Naga blockade

    Updated On : Dec 02,2016   2:04 pm
Imphal, Dec 2 (IANS) The Manipur government has sought additional central paramilitary personnel to open about 60 posts along the two national highways, which are the lifelines of the state. View More..

After night at secretariat, Mamata stays put at Nabanna

    Updated On : Dec 02,2016   1:08 pm
Kolkata, Dec 2 (IANS) After spending the night at the secretariat, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee stayed put there on Friday demanding "withdrawal of the army" from the state and alleging it has been done by keeping her government "in the dark". View More..

Mamata stays put despite army withdrawal from toll plaza (Fifth Lead)

    Updated On : Dec 02,2016   3:36 am
Kolkata, Dec 2 (IANS) In a dramatic turn of events, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee vowed to stay put at the secretariat despite the withdrawal of soldiers from a toll gate close to it early Friday. View More..

Mamata vows to spend night at secretariat over army at toll plaza (Fourth Lead)

    Updated On : Dec 02,2016   2:20 am
Kolkata, Dec 2 (IANS) In a sensational turn of events, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday accused the Central government of "deploying the army" along highway toll plazas while keeping the state government "in the dark" and vowed to stay put at the secretariat till the soldiers are withdrawn from a toll gate close to it. View More..

Communal flare-up feared in tense Manipur

    Updated On : Dec 01,2016   2:20 pm
Imphal, Dec 1 (IANS) Intelligence sources have hinted at a possible communal flare-up as a spillover of the blockade and counter-blockade that has affected Manipur since November 1, officials said on Thursday. View More..

500 trucks with essential commodities reach Imphal

    Updated On : Nov 30,2016   9:36 pm
Imphal Nov 30 (IANS) Over 500 loaded trucks, carrying essential commodities, and oil tankers have reached here amid tight security. The capital has been hit by a blockade since November 1. View More..

Students in literate states lead spike in protests (Special to IANS)

    Updated On : Nov 30,2016   12:40 pm
States with higher literacy levels report more protests, and nearly half of these protests were led by political parties, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of police data over six years. View More..

Divided opposition protests demonetisation across India (Roundup)

    Updated On : Nov 28,2016   7:22 pm
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) Opposition parties took to the streets all over the country on Monday to denounce the scrapping of high value currency but the protests were largely symbolic barring in a few states. View More..

Manipur banks vandalized over cash crunch

    Updated On : Nov 28,2016   3:50 pm
Imphal, Nov 28 (IANS) Angry customers vandalized two SBI branches in Manipur on Monday after the bank refused to allow people to withdraw Rs 24,000 each from their accounts citing cash shortage. View More..