Lok Sabha elections 2019: Congress has fielded new face from stronghold Inner Manipur
The Congress party’s Thokchom Meinya had been representing the Inner Manipur parliamentary constituency in the northeastern state of Manipur since 2004.
Thokchom Meinya has defeated the Communist Party of India’s Moirangthem Nara in all the three Lok Sabha elections held since 2004.
This time, the Congress has fielded former chief secretary of the state O Nabakishore Singh as the party’s candidate for the Inner-Manipur seat. Nabakishore Singh will be up against the CPI’s Nara Singh and the Bharatiya Janata Party’s RK Ranjan Singh among others.
Inner Manipur, one of the two Lok Sabha seat in Manipur, will vote on April 18 and counting will be held on May 23.
Here are some facts about the Inner Manipur Lok Sabha seat:
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Inner Manipur
Polling date: April 18
2019 candidates: Houlim Shokhopao Mate (BJP), O Nabakishore Singh (Congress), Hangkhanpau Taithul (JDU), M Nara (Communist Party of India)
Sitting MP, party: Thokchom Meinya, Congress
Winning margin in 2014: 94,674
Runner up name, party: Moirangthem Nara, CPI
Number of voters in 2014: 640,871
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 74.92%
Number of women voters in 2014: 438,237
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,256