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Manipur election results 2022 highlights: BJP wins 32 seats, Cong settles with 5

Manipur Election Result 2022 Live Updates: The state went into polls in two phases. The first phase was held on February 27 and the second round of voting was on March 3.
BJP office in Imphal preparing to celebrate a likely win.
BJP office in Imphal preparing to celebrate a likely win.

Manipur Election Result 2022 Live Updates: The Bharatiya Janata Party set for a clear majority as the ELction Commission of India is counting votes for 60 assembly constituencies in Manipur. The counting began at 8am sharp and it will continue till the final results are declared. Also Read | Manipur might be a cakewalk for BJP but: 5 interesting things to watch out for...Read More

For the ruling-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Manipur is a critical state that the party is fighting to maintain its hold in the northeast region. Manipur held voting for the assembly elections in two rounds -- February 27 and March 3.

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The exit polls in Manipur, released on Monday, have given a clear edge to the BJP, while several of them also predict that it may fall short of the halfway mark.

The state last held assembly elections in 2017. The Congress party had emerged as single largest party by winning on 28 seats. However, it fell short of majority. In result, the BJP-led coalition formed the government under N Biren Singh. 

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Mar 10, 2022 10:46 PM IST

Final results: BJP wins 32 seats, Cong settles with 5

The final results of Manipur assembly election results are out, and the BJP has emerged victorious for the second time as was predicted. The party has bagged 32 seats, while the Congress has managed to win only five.

Mar 10, 2022 10:14 PM IST

Counting in one seat underway, BJP wins in 32 seats; Cong bags 5

Results of one seat remain to be released in Manipur although BJP is clearly the winner. The saffron camp has bagged 32 seats of the 60 assembly constituencies, while the Congress party has managed to win only five. JD(U), Naga People's Front and National People's Party have bagged six, five and six seats, respectively.

Mar 10, 2022 6:54 PM IST

Results for 47 seats out of 60 declared

Results for 47 seats out of 60 have been declared so far. The Bharatiya Janata Party has won 23, and leading on nine. National People's Party has bagged six, while Naga Peoples Front's tally is at four.

Mar 10, 2022 6:24 PM IST

BJP's victory in Manipur testament to the same: Amit Shah

Mar 10, 2022 6:05 PM IST

BJP's tally rises to 20; leading in 11

The ruling is steadily marching towards victory as it bagged 20 seats, while maintaining a lead on 11 seats. It is followed by National People's Party with three wins. 

Mar 10, 2022 5:58 PM IST

Manipur: Will NPP, NPF be part of new govt? BJP's N Biren Singh replies

As the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) inched closer towards returning to power in Manipur, incumbent chief minister N Biren Singh on Thursday said the party would continue to have an alliance with the Naga Peoples' Front (NPF), a part of the current ruling coalition, when it forms the next government. Read More

Mar 10, 2022 4:38 PM IST

BJP bags 14 seats, leads on 12 

The ruling BJP looked set to return to power in the insurgency-hit state of Manipur, as it bagged 14 seats and was leading in 12 other constituencies, as per the latest ECI data.

Mar 10, 2022 4:18 PM IST

Newly formed Kuki Peoples' Alliance wins Saikul

Newly formed Kuki Peoples' Alliance, which contested from two seats, makes its debut. Party candidate Kimneo Haokip Hangshing wins Saikul seat by a margin of 1249 votes from nearest Independent rival, Kenn Raikhan.

Mar 10, 2022 4:14 PM IST

Will take time to stake claim to form govt: BJP's Biren Singh

"We will take time to stake a claim to form a government, let the results be out. Our national leaders will decide on Chief Minister face, we will focus on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mantra of inclusive development," says Manipur CM on assembly elections results.

Mar 10, 2022 3:47 PM IST

'We will learn from this':  Rahul Gandhi as Congress fails to gain ground in all five states

Mar 10, 2022 3:38 PM IST

BJP bags 11; Congress, NPP at 2 each

BJP gains 11 seats in Manipur. Congress and National People's Party (NPP) win two seats each. An Independent candidate has also secured victory.

Mar 10, 2022 2:54 PM IST

Celebrations commence at CM N Biren Singh's residence in Imphal

Mar 10, 2022 2:51 PM IST

Congress legislature party leader Okram Ibobi Singh retains Thoubal

Former chief minister and Congress legislature party leader Okram Ibobi Singh retains his coveted Thoubal seat. He beat his nearest rival BJP candidate L Basanta by a margin of more than 2000 votes. In 2017 polls Ibobi won the seat by a margin of more than 10,000 votes

Mar 10, 2022 2:49 PM IST

Don't think NPP to part of BJP govt; Naga Peoples' Front to continue: CM Biren Singh

"I don't think National Peoples' will be with us (be part of the next government). Naga Peoples' Front will continue to be part of the coalition government," says Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh says after his win.

Mar 10, 2022 2:30 PM IST

BJP’s show of strength in Manipur testimony of people’s faith in governance: State party chief

The BJP’s impressive show in the Manipur assembly elections is a reflection of people's acceptance of the party and its governance, state unit president A Sharda Devi said as the party is set for a clean sweep. 

Mar 10, 2022 1:38 PM IST

Mary Kom's husband Karong Onkholer trails in Saikot

Karong Onkholer, huband of boxer Mary Kom, trails in Saikot constituency. BJP's Paolienlal Haokip is leading there. 

Onkholer was contesting as an independent. 

Mar 10, 2022 1:19 PM IST

Janata Dal (United) records first win in Manipur after 22 years

After a gap of 22 years, Janata Dal (United) managed to record a win in Manipur on Thursday with its candidate from Tipaimukh seat pipping others to the post.

Mar 10, 2022 1:18 PM IST

Counting in 19 seats will take place late as many ROs are in-charge of more than one seat

Counting of votes in the Manipur assembly polls could get delayed by a few hours on Thursday as several returning officers are responsible for more than one constituency. "We have a total of 41 counting halls where counting of votes for 41 seats are taking place at present. Once counting process is over for these seats, counting for the remaining 19 seats will start," chief electoral officer Rajesh Agarwal said.

Mar 10, 2022 1:15 PM IST

BJP's Thokchom Satyabrata Singh retains Yaiskul Constituency

BJP's Thokchom Satyabrata Singh has retained Yaiskul Constituency. He defeated NPP's Huidrom Vikramjit Singh. 

Mar 10, 2022 12:51 PM IST

Congress Okram Ibobi Singh leading over BJP rival by 1,606 votes

Former chief minister and senior Congress Okram Ibobi Singh takes lead in Thoubal constituency. BJP's Leitanthem Basanta Singh trailing by 1,606 votes. 

Mar 10, 2022 12:22 PM IST

Congress down to three

After leading on 22 seats till 12pm, the BJP has come down to 21. Congres is at three. National People's Party (NPP) is at 7. 

Mar 10, 2022 11:37 AM IST

Chief minister N Biren Singh BJP bags Heingang seat

Chief minister N Biren Singh of BJP wins from Heingang seat. Defeats Congress rival P Sharatchandra by nearly 18,000 votes.

Mar 10, 2022 11:34 AM IST

BJP likely to bag Manipur with clean sweep

Heading for a clean sweep, the BJP has extended their lead to 18. According to the updated EC data, Congress is down to four seats now; JD(U) is leading on 4; Kuki People’s Alliance is leading on 1; National People's Party (NPP) is leading on 8. While the Naga Peoples Front is ahead on 4. 

Mar 10, 2022 10:45 AM IST

BJP marches ahead with lead on 15 seats

The BJP marched ahead as it secures lead on 15 seats now, the update data on the Election Commission's site show. Congress is at five.

Mar 10, 2022 10:13 AM IST

Okram Ibobi Singh, former Manipur CM, leads in Thoubal

Former chief minister and Congress legislature party leader Okram Ibobi Singh leading in Thoubal seat. 

Mar 10, 2022 10:04 AM IST

BJP extends its lead to nine seats; Congress, JD(U) trail

BJP maintains lead as it gains lead in three more seats. According to the data being updated on EC, it is currently ahead in nine seats. Congress is leading on four, while JD(U) is has three. 

Mar 10, 2022 9:41 AM IST

BJP increases lead in six seats

According to the early trends being updates on EC's website, BJP is leading in six seats.

Mar 10, 2022 9:40 AM IST

JD(U) takes in lead in 2

Janata Dal (United) is ahead on two seats, while Congres is still at one. 

Mar 10, 2022 9:27 AM IST

BJP takes lead in three seats

According to the early trends, the BJP has taken a lead in three seats. BJP's Radheshyam Singh leading in Heirok seat by 109 votes, while T Robindro Singh leading in Thanga seat. Meanwhile, the chief minister is ahead Heingang

Mar 10, 2022 9:19 AM IST

in Heingang

Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh is leading by 2,598 votes in Heingang seat.

Mar 10, 2022 9:17 AM IST

BJP ahead in 2; Congress at 1

Congress opens its account as it leads one seat. The BJP is ahead with two seats.

Mar 10, 2022 8:44 AM IST

BJP takes lead

The BJP has taken a lead in Manipur, according to the early trends. 

Mar 10, 2022 8:38 AM IST

CM N Biren Singh offers prayers at temple in Imphal

As counting is underway, Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh offered prayers at Shree Govindajee Temple in Imphal. He is in fray from Heingang constituency.  

Mar 10, 2022 8:37 AM IST

First round of counting from EVMs begun

The counting process started at 8 am with the calculation of postal ballots, It is now being followed by votes polled in EVMs from 8.30 am in 41 counting halls notified for the purpose, reported news agency PTI qouting EC official. 

Mar 10, 2022 8:16 AM IST

What Congress promised if wins?

In the manifesto, the Congress has promised to bring Manipur Cultural Diversity Policy, provide free critical medical treatment for children, creation of Manipur regiment and request the Centre to repeal AFSPA.

Mar 10, 2022 8:03 AM IST

Counting of votes begins!

Counting of votes began in Manipur for the assembly elections along with four other states. 

Mar 10, 2022 7:47 AM IST

Early visuals from the counting booths

Image courtesy: ANI
Image courtesy: ANI
Mar 10, 2022 7:41 AM IST

What BJP has promised in its manifesto?

In its election manifesto for Manipur, the BJP promised preservation of the rights of the indigenous people, two extra LPG cylinders, and free electric scooty to college-going girls among others.

Mar 10, 2022 7:09 AM IST

Who are the key candidates?

The key candidates in Manipur include state chief minister N Biren Singh who is in the fray from the Heingang seat. Congress leader and former Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh is testing his luck from Thoubal. Others include PWD Minister Th Biswajit Singh who is in the fray from Thongju; Govindas Konthoujam Singh, former Manipur Congress chief, who recently joined the BJP, from Bishenpur; Education Minister S Rajen from Lamshang, Agriculture Minister O Lukhoi from Wangoi.

Mar 10, 2022 6:42 AM IST

BJP hopeful to bag over 40 seats

The ruling-BJP has set a target of bagging more than 40 seats out of a total of 60 constituencies in Manipur, its state chief President Adhikarimayum Sharda Devi. "We have set a target of over 40 seats and are confident of forming a stable government. When the final results are declared, we expect the number to be 40 plus only... We haven't taken a decision on Chief Ministerial candidate and there is no point of a new CM here," ANI qoured Devi, as saying.

Mar 10, 2022 6:28 AM IST

Elaborate arrangements made for counting of votes

The chief electoral officer (CEO) Manipur on Wednesday said that elaborate arrangements have been made for Thursday’s counting of votes to the 60 assembly constituencies amid tight security across the state. Read More

Mar 10, 2022 6:16 AM IST

Counting of votes to begin from 8am

The Election Commission of India will begin the counting of votes from 8am. 

Mar 10, 2022 10:04 AM IST

BJP extends its lead to nine seats; Congress, JD(U) trail

BJP maintains lead as it gains lead in three more seats. According to the data being updated on EC, it is currently ahead in nine seats. Congress is leading on four, while JD(U) is has three. 

Mar 10, 2022 9:41 AM IST

BJP increases lead in six seats

According to the early trends being updates on EC's website, BJP is leading in six seats.

Mar 10, 2022 9:40 AM IST

JD(U) takes in lead in 2

Janata Dal (United) is ahead on two seats, while Congres is still at one. 

Mar 10, 2022 9:27 AM IST

BJP takes lead in three seats

According to the early trends, the BJP has taken a lead in three seats. BJP's Radheshyam Singh leading in Heirok seat by 109 votes, while T Robindro Singh leading in Thanga seat. Meanwhile, the chief minister is ahead Heingang

Mar 10, 2022 9:19 AM IST

in Heingang

Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh is leading by 2,598 votes in Heingang seat.

Mar 10, 2022 9:17 AM IST

BJP ahead in 2; Congress at 1

Congress opens its account as it leads one seat. The BJP is ahead with two seats.

Mar 10, 2022 8:44 AM IST

BJP takes lead

The BJP has taken a lead in Manipur, according to the early trends. 

Mar 10, 2022 8:38 AM IST

CM N Biren Singh offers prayers at temple in Imphal

As counting is underway, Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh offered prayers at Shree Govindajee Temple in Imphal. He is in fray from Heingang constituency.  

Mar 10, 2022 8:37 AM IST

First round of counting from EVMs begun

The counting process started at 8 am with the calculation of postal ballots, It is now being followed by votes polled in EVMs from 8.30 am in 41 counting halls notified for the purpose, reported news agency PTI qouting EC official. 

Mar 10, 2022 8:16 AM IST

What Congress promised if wins?

In the manifesto, the Congress has promised to bring Manipur Cultural Diversity Policy, provide free critical medical treatment for children, creation of Manipur regiment and request the Centre to repeal AFSPA.

Mar 10, 2022 8:03 AM IST

Counting of votes begins!

Counting of votes began in Manipur for the assembly elections along with four other states. 

Mar 10, 2022 7:47 AM IST

Early visuals from the counting booths

Image courtesy: ANI
Image courtesy: ANI
Mar 10, 2022 7:41 AM IST

What BJP has promised in its manifesto?

In its election manifesto for Manipur, the BJP promised preservation of the rights of the indigenous people, two extra LPG cylinders, and free electric scooty to college-going girls among others.

Mar 10, 2022 7:09 AM IST

Who are the key candidates?

The key candidates in Manipur include state chief minister N Biren Singh who is in the fray from the Heingang seat. Congress leader and former Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh is testing his luck from Thoubal. Others include PWD Minister Th Biswajit Singh who is in the fray from Thongju; Govindas Konthoujam Singh, former Manipur Congress chief, who recently joined the BJP, from Bishenpur; Education Minister S Rajen from Lamshang, Agriculture Minister O Lukhoi from Wangoi.

Mar 10, 2022 6:42 AM IST

BJP hopeful to bag over 40 seats

The ruling-BJP has set a target of bagging more than 40 seats out of a total of 60 constituencies in Manipur, its state chief President Adhikarimayum Sharda Devi. "We have set a target of over 40 seats and are confident of forming a stable government. When the final results are declared, we expect the number to be 40 plus only... We haven't taken a decision on Chief Ministerial candidate and there is no point of a new CM here," ANI qoured Devi, as saying.

Mar 10, 2022 6:28 AM IST

Elaborate arrangements made for counting of votes

The chief electoral officer (CEO) Manipur on Wednesday said that elaborate arrangements have been made for Thursday’s counting of votes to the 60 assembly constituencies amid tight security across the state. Read More

Mar 10, 2022 6:16 AM IST

Counting of votes to begin from 8am

The Election Commission of India will begin the counting of votes from 8am. 

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