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Congress returns to power in Manipur

Source : IBNS
Last Updated: Tue, Mar 06, 2012 17:22 hrs

The Congress returned to power in Manipur, a state wracked by insurgency and economic blockades, under the leadership of chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh.

The Congress won 42 of the total 60 seats while their ally at the centre and in West Bengal Trinamool Congress won seven seats as results were declared on Tuesday.

The Naga Peoples´ Front (NPF) won four seats while the Manipur State Congress Party (MSCP) had won five.

Lok Janashakti Party (LJP) got one seat.



There was jubilation in Congress camps across the state after Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh retained his Thoubal seat, defeating his rival from the BJP Indira Oinam by a huge margin of over 15,000 votes.

The result comes as a major relief to the Congress as the party has received major blows in Uttar Pradesh, Goa and Punjab, where counting is currently underway.


FINAL TALLY:

Congress 42
TMC 7
NPF 4
MSCP 5
LJP 1

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