Manipur Election 2017: Know all about key candidates

Manipur Election 2017 Know all about key candidates

Polling ended on Wednesday to elect 22 members of legislative assembly in the final phase of Manipur elections 2017, in high-stake battle for incumbent chief minister Ibobi Singh and activist Irom Sharmilla. 

While first phase of Manipur assembly election was held on March 4 to elect 38 members of the legislative assembly in two phases. The state faces a stiff battle between Congress and BJP, especially after three-month long economic blockade. 

BJP is the only party contesting in all 60 seats in the entire state. The ruling Congress fielded 59 candidates. The current chief minister, Okram Ibobi Singh is from Congress who has been leading Manipur assembly for three terms.

Results for Manipur Assembly election 2017 will be announced on March 11.

Here is the list of key candidates from Manipur:

Manipur Election 2017 Know all about key candidates

Constituencies Name: Thoubal

Candidate Name: Okram Ibobi Singh

Party: Cong

Profile: Chief Minister of Manipur

Manipur Election 2017 Know all about key candidates

Constituencies Name: Thoubal  

Candidate Name: Irom Chanu Sharmila 

Party: PRJA

Profile: Civil Rights Activist and a Poet

Manipur Election 2017 Know all about key candidates

Constituencies Name: Khangabok

Candidate Name: Surjakurnar Okram

Party: Cong

Profile: Son of Okram Ibobi Singh

Manipur Election 2017 Know all about key candidates

Constituencies Name: Heingang

Canditates Name: Nongthombam Biren Singh

Party: BJP

Profile: Spokesperson and Co-convener of Election Management 

Manipur Election 2017 Know all about key candidates

Constituencies Name: Thangmeiband

Candidates Name: Erendro Leichombam

Party: PRJA

Profile: Convenor of Peoples’ Resurgence and Justice Alliance

Manipur Election 2017 Know all about key candidates

Constituencies Name: Wangkhei

Candidate Name: Okram Henry

Party: Congress

Profile: Nephew of Okram Ibobi Singh

Manipur Election 2017 Know all about key candidates

Constituencies Name: Nambol

Candidate Name: Thounaojam Chaoba Singh

Party: BJP

Profile: State President and Former Union Minister

Manipur Election 2017 Know all about key candidates

Constituencies: Khundrakpam

Candidate Name Thokchom Lokeshwar Singh

Party: Congress

Profile: Speaker of Manipur Legislative Assembly

Manipur Election 2017 Know all about key candidates

Constituencies Name:  Bishnupur

Candidate Name: Govindas Konthoujam

Party: Congress

Profile: Sitting MLA and Minister of Commerce and Industries

Manipur Election 2017 Know all about key candidates

Constituencies Name: Wangkhei

Candidate Name: Yumkham Erabot Singh

Party: BJP

Profile: Former Congress Minister now a Senior BJP Leader