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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Outer Manipur constituency will witness a multi-cornered fight

Thangso Baite of the Congress party is the sitting member of the parliamentary constituency and has held the seat since 2004. He had defeated the Naga People’s Front leader Soso Lorho in the last Lok Sabha election held in 2014.

constituency-watch Updated: Apr 11, 2019 10:14 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Outer Manipur, one of the two parliamentary seats in Manipur,  will vote on April 18 and counting will be held on May 23.
Outer Manipur, one of the two parliamentary seats in Manipur, will vote on April 18 and counting will be held on May 23.(HT file photo)
         

Outer Manipur Lok Sabha seat is one of the two parliamentary constituencies in Manipur and is reserved for the members of the Scheduled Tribes.

Thangso Baite of the Congress party is the sitting member of the parliamentary constituency and has held the seat since 2004. He had defeated the Naga People’s Front leader Soso Lorho in the last Lok Sabha election held in 2014.

The Congress has fielded a new face K James, a government employee-turned-entrepreneur, after Baite did not apply for a party ticket this time. The Bharatiya Janata Party’s state unit vice-president H Shokhopao alias Benjamin Mate will be its candidate for the Outer Manipur parliamentary seat.

Read: All you need to know about Manipur

National People’s Party’s candidate is Thangminlien Kipgen, a former minister from Kangpokpi district, for the Outer Manipur parliamentary constituency. Similarly, Naga People’s Front, a coalition partner of the BJP in Manipur, has named Dr Lorho Mao as their candidate for the seat. Manipur People’s Party, one of the oldest regional political party in northeastern India, named Laikham Kaipu from Chandel district as candidates for Outer Manipur seat.

Outer Manipur will vote on April 18 and counting will be held on May 23.

Here are some facts about Outer Manipur Lok Sabha seat.

State: Manipur

Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Outer Manipur

2019 candidates: H Shokhopao Mate (Benjamin) (BJP),

Polling date: April 11

Sitting MP, party: Thangso Baite, Congress

Winning margin in 2014: 156,37

Runner up name, party: Soso Lorho, NPF

Number of voters in 2014: 771,766

Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 83.98%

Number of women voters in 2014: 464,657

Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,406

First Published: Mar 26, 2019 11:53 IST

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