Highlights

  • BJP to contest Manipur assembly elections alone
  • BJP had formed a coalition govt in 2017
  • 10 former Congress leaders given BJP tickets for Manipur

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In 2017, the BJP had fallen short of majority after winning 21 seats and formed government with the help of smaller parties and independent MLAs. 

The BJP has decided to contest the assembly elections in Manipur on its own and has announced candidates for all 60 seats.

In 2017, the BJP had fallen short of majority after winning 21 seats and formed government with the help of smaller parties and independent MLAs.

While Chief Minister N Biren Singh will contest from his traditional seat in Heingang, at least 10 former Congress leaders among 16 MLAs who joined the BJP have got tickets.

Among the former Congress leaders is Govindas Konthoujam who was the chief of party's Manipur unit.

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Manipur polls will be held in two phases on February 27 and March 3, with counting of votes on March 10.

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