Why is it only in Irom Sharmila’s case that we are told that hope must be roundly defeated? That we should grow up, get real, get with the times?
N. Biren Singh, a former Congress minister, becomes the 24th chief minister of Manipur.
Governor Najma Heptullah invited the BJP to form a government in Manipur under N. Biren Singh, with the swearing in scheduled for March 15 afternoon.
While BJP may have swept the elections, data shows that the vote-share of other parties have actually increased since 2014.
The results point to the success of BJP’s election “war room” – the first of its kind in the state – led by Harvard-educated public policy expert Rajat Sethi.
More people in the constituency pressed on NOTA than voted for the iconic campaigner against the Armed Forces (Special powers) Act
Chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh won for the fourth time, while his contender, Irom Chanu Sharmila, and other members of her recently launched party, faced tough losses.
Punjab is the only state in which a BJP loss has been unanimously predicted.
The rally was to be held at the Kangla fort which the Meiteis hold sacred. The PRJA said, “We will not tolerate a political slugfest inside the premises of the sacred Kangla.”
Manipur faces a tough choice between the BJP, a party that has a track record of dividing people on religious lines, and the Congress, whose 15-year rule in the state has been marred by corruption and misgovernance.
The BJP Manipur chief discusses the core issues the party is raising in the elections, why the party hasn’t declared a chief ministerial candidate for the state and more.
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For the last few days, Ukhrul residents have been protesting against the chief minister’s visit and had called for a shutdown on Monday.
Sharmila will contest the polls against chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh on a ticket from her new party, People’s Resurgence Justice Alliance, as well as from her home constituency of Khurai.