New Delhi: Manipur Inner Lok Sabha Constituency is one of the two parliamentary constituencies of the northeastern state of Manipur. Polling for the Inner Manipur seat will be held on April 18 and the counting of votes will take place on May 23. The second parliamentary constituency in the state, Outer Manipur went to polls in the first phase of Lok Sabha elections on April 11. It recorded over 75 per cent voter turnout without any major incident.

Reporters covering the polls at Moreh, the border town, were not permitted to the polling stations despite they carrying relevant documents issued by the Election Commission (EC). The Border Security Force (BSF) personnel guarding the stations said they would not allow anyone inside without specific orders from their commanding officer. There were reports of delay in start of polling in some hill areas like Saikul, Japhou and Sugnu. However, formal complaints were yet to be received, officials said.

Some social media posts claimed armed militants snatched electronic voting machines (EVMs) at some polling stations.

One polling officer in a hilly area was telephonically informed that he should close booths once polling reached 80 per cent.

List of candidates for Manipur Inner Lok Sabha Constituency: 

SL. NO.Candidate NameParty Name
1OINAM NABAKISHORE SINGHIndian National Congress
2MOIRANGTHEM NARA SINGHCommunist Party of India
3DR RAJKUMAR RANJAN SINGHBharatiya Janata Party
4R.K. ANANDNorth East India Development Party
5OINAM JUGINDRO SINGHManipur People’s Party
6DR. G. TONSANA SHARMAManipur Democratic Peoples’s Front
7SENJAM NANDESHWORE SINGHRashtriya Janhit Sangharsh Party
8MD. ILIYASH KHANIndependent
9RAJKUMAR SOMENDRO SINGH (KAIKU)Independent
10M. TOTOMSHANA NONGSHABAIndependent
11WAHENGBAM PABITRA SINGHIndependent
12M. TOTOMSHANA NONGSHABAIndependent

 

Key things to know:

Polling date: April 18

Vote counting: May 23

Lok Sabha seats in the state: 2

Ruling party/coalition in the state: BJP-NPP-NPF-LJP

Party wise break-up of the Lok Sabha seats: CONG: 2

Number of voters in the state: 1,930,912 (2019)

Voter turnout in 2014: 77.5%

Number of assembly seats: 60

Partywise break-up of assembly seats: BJP:21, CONG: 28, IND: 1, NPF:4, NPP:4, LJP:1, TMC:1