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

Updated on Mar 10, 2022 10:48 PM IST

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.

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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 06:54 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 06:24 PM IST

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

  • Mar 10, 2022 06:05 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 05:58 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 04:38 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 04:18 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 04:14 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 03:47 PM IST

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

  • Mar 10, 2022 03:38 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 02:54 PM IST

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

  • Mar 10, 2022 02:51 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 02:49 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 02:30 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 01:38 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 01:19 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 01:18 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 01:15 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 09:41 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 09:40 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 09:27 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 09:19 AM IST

    in Heingang

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

  • Mar 10, 2022 09:17 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 08:44 AM IST

    BJP takes lead

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

  • Mar 10, 2022 08:38 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 08:37 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 08:16 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 08:03 AM IST

    Counting of votes begins!

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

  • Mar 10, 2022 07:47 AM IST

    Early visuals from the counting booths

    Image courtesy: ANI
    Image courtesy: ANI
  • Mar 10, 2022 07:41 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 07:09 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 06:42 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 06:28 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 06:16 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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N Biren Singh takes oath as Manipur CM, lists out his three priorities

Updated on Mar 21, 2022 03:47 PM IST

Singh took the oath in the presence of BJP's national president JP Nadda, BJP’s Manipur unit president Adhikarimayum Sharda Devi, Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb and other party leaders.

N Biren Singh was unanimously elected as leader of the legislature party of the BJP during a meeting held on Sunday.(ANI Photo)
N Biren Singh was unanimously elected as leader of the legislature party of the BJP during a meeting held on Sunday.(ANI Photo)

BJP’s Rajen Singh sworn in as protem speaker of 12th Manipur Assembly

Updated on Mar 13, 2022 03:58 PM IST

Protem speaker Rajen Singh’ swearing-in ceremony at the Raj Bhawan in Imphal was attended by caretaker chief minister N Biren Singh and others.

Governor La Ganesan administered the oath of office and secrecy to Rajen Singh
Governor La Ganesan administered the oath of office and secrecy to Rajen Singh

Janata Dal (United) to support BJP in Manipur

Updated on Mar 13, 2022 12:15 AM IST

The JD (U)’s move came a day after Chief Minister N Biren Singh tendered his resignation from the CM’s post. He will continue as caretaker Chief Minister till an arrangement is made.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and others in a group photo with newly-elected JDU MLAs from Manipur, in Patna on Friday. (ANI PHOTO.)
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and others in a group photo with newly-elected JDU MLAs from Manipur, in Patna on Friday. (ANI PHOTO.)

Five women elected to 60-member Manipur assembly. It is a first

Published on Mar 12, 2022 01:34 AM IST

Manipur election: 17 women out of the total of 265 candidates, were in the fray across Manipur’s 60 assembly constituencies.

BJP Manipur president A Sharda Devi with the three successful women candidates, Nemcha Kipgen from Kangpokpi seat, SS Olish from Chandel and Soraisam Kebi from Naoriya Pakhanglakpa. (Twitter/@AShardaDevi)
BJP Manipur president A Sharda Devi with the three successful women candidates, Nemcha Kipgen from Kangpokpi seat, SS Olish from Chandel and Soraisam Kebi from Naoriya Pakhanglakpa. (Twitter/@AShardaDevi)

Manipur performance brings JD (U) closer to national party status

Published on Mar 11, 2022 11:07 AM IST

The party hopes to achieve it in 2023 as it needs just 6% votes or three assembly seats in one more state

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar congratulated the winners and workers and hoped they will serve Manipur’s people. (HT PHOTO)
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar congratulated the winners and workers and hoped they will serve Manipur’s people. (HT PHOTO)

BJP returns to power in Manipur for second term; Congress gets decimated

Updated on Mar 11, 2022 12:43 AM IST

The ruling BJP won 32 of the total 60 assembly seats in Manipur while the opposition Congress just won 5 seats.

Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh secured an easy win from his home seat of Heingang by defeating the Congress candidate by a margin of 18,271 votes. (PTI)
Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh secured an easy win from his home seat of Heingang by defeating the Congress candidate by a margin of 18,271 votes. (PTI)

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

Published on Mar 10, 2022 05:00 PM IST

Counting of votes is underway in Manipur with BJP being declared winner 14 seats, while leading in 13 others, according to the latest data shared by the Election Commission of India.

File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh and BJP state President A. Sharada Devi.(ANI)
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh and BJP state President A. Sharada Devi.(ANI)

Manipur election results: Nitish Kumar's JDU wins three seats

Published on Mar 10, 2022 03:58 PM IST

Manipur Assembly election result: The Janata Dal United had won a seat in the 2000 elections. But it could not replicate its performance in the subsequent elections

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar's JDU won three seats in Manipur(HT Photo)
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar's JDU won three seats in Manipur(HT Photo)

BJP win reflection of people's acceptance, says Manipur chief Sharda Devi

Updated on Mar 10, 2022 04:26 PM IST

According to a PTI report, the state BJP chief said she is confident of her party securing a majority in Manipur.

Manipur is a critical northeastern state where the BJP was fighting to maintain its footprint. The saffron party had decided to go solo in all 60 constituencies of the state.(PTI)
Manipur is a critical northeastern state where the BJP was fighting to maintain its footprint. The saffron party had decided to go solo in all 60 constituencies of the state.(PTI)

Nitish Kumar’s JD (U) wins its first Manipur seat in 22 years, leads on 4 more

Updated on Mar 10, 2022 02:17 PM IST

The Janata Dal (United) last won a seat in the Manipur assembly in the 2000 state elections but has since then, drawn a blank. This time, the JD (U) fielded over a dozen sitting and former legislators inducted from the BJP and Congress.

Manipur election result: Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal United has won one seat and is leading on four seats in the Manipur assembly elections. (HT File Photo/Santosh Kumar)
Manipur election result: Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal United has won one seat and is leading on four seats in the Manipur assembly elections. (HT File Photo/Santosh Kumar)

Counting for 19 seats delayed in Manipur

Published on Mar 10, 2022 01:46 PM IST

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party was leading on 21 of the 41 seats and National People’s Party on seven

Twenty returning officers were in charge of two assembly seats each. (AFP)
Twenty returning officers were in charge of two assembly seats each. (AFP)

BJP appears set to emerge as single largest party in Manipur

Published on Mar 10, 2022 12:22 PM IST

National Peoples’ Party (NPP), which was a BJP ally and contested 38 seats, was leading on seven and Congress on three seats

Chief minister N Biren Singh was ahead of his nearest rival P Saratchandra of the Congress by nearly 18,000 votes. (ANI)
Chief minister N Biren Singh was ahead of his nearest rival P Saratchandra of the Congress by nearly 18,000 votes. (ANI)

Manipur Assembly Election results: BJP marches towards clean sweep

Updated on Mar 10, 2022 12:43 PM IST

Manipur Assembly Election results: The 60-member Assembly held polling in two rounds -- February 27 and March 3. Final results are expected to emerge by the evening.

The ruling BJP is leading in atleast 22 seats.(Nitin Kanotra / Hindustan Times)
The ruling BJP is leading in atleast 22 seats.(Nitin Kanotra / Hindustan Times)

CM N Biren Singh wins from Heingang seat by 18,000 votes

Updated on Mar 10, 2022 03:32 PM IST

Manipur Assembly election result: Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh wins from the Heingang seat.

Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh receives his victory certificate from the returning officer on Thursday.(HT Photo)
Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh receives his victory certificate from the returning officer on Thursday.(HT Photo)

BJP ahead in Manipur, early trends show

Published on Mar 10, 2022 11:13 AM IST

According to early trends available from all the 60 constituencies, the BJP was ahead in 23 seats, the Congress in 12 and the NPP in 11

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