Manipur Assembly Election results: BJP marches towards clean sweep, CM Singh bags Heingang
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 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is marching towards a clean sweep in Manipur with a lead in at least 22 seats. Chief minister N Biren Singh bagged his home turf Heingang. The senior BJP leader defeated his nearest rival, Congress’ P Sharatchandra, by a margin of nearly 18,000 votes.
According to the trends updated on Election Commission's website, the BJP is followed by National People's Party (NPP) which is leading in six seats and the Naga Peoples Front with a lead on five seats. The Congress is down to four seats now, while the Janata Dal (United) is ahead in four seats. Kuki People’s Alliance is leading in one.
Congress leader Okram Ibobi Singh has maintained a steady lead in Thoubal by over 1,500 votes against his BJP rival Leitanthem Basanta Singh, according to the official figures. In Nambol, BJP's Thounaojam Basanta Kumar Singh is ahead by a margin of 1,836 votes, while Congress president N Loken Singh is trailing.
In Wangoi, Khuraijam Loken Singh of the Congress is leading against BJP's Oinam Lukhoi Singh.
The 60-member Assembly held polling in two rounds -- February 27 and March 3. Final results are expected to emerge by the evening.