Congress Dominates Manipur Elections, Winning Both Lok Sabha Seats

The Congress party has emerged victorious in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections in Manipur, securing both the Inner and Outer Manipur seats. This triumph represents a significant defeat for the BJP-led alliance, which includes the National People’s Party (NPP) and the Naga People’s Front (NPF).

Angomcha Bimol Akoijam and Alfred Kan-Ngam Arthur have emerged as the winning candidates in the Inner and Outer Manipur constituencies, respectively. Akoijam, a prominent professor, was favored by voters seeking an alternative to the ruling BJP and secured an impressive 3,74,017 votes out of a total of 7,89,912.

Arthur’s victory marks a historic moment as he becomes the third Tangkhul Naga to win a Lok Sabha seat since 1957. He defeated NPF’s Kachui Timothy Zimik by a margin of over 60,000 votes.

The elections in Manipur were marred by ongoing conflict and unrest that began last year following protests by Kuki tribals. The violence has claimed the lives of over 220 individuals from both the Kuki and Meitei communities, including security personnel.

Despite the challenging circumstances, the Congress party managed to secure both Lok Sabha seats in Manipur. This victory underscores the party’s strong support base in the state and its ability to mobilize voters even in times of adversity.

The Congress party’s success in Manipur is a major setback for the BJP, which has been aiming to expand its presence in the northeastern region of India. The BJP-led alliance had been hoping to win at least one of the two Lok Sabha seats in Manipur, but the Congress party’s decisive victory has dashed those hopes.

The Congress party’s victory in Manipur is also a boost for the opposition alliance in India. The opposition parties have been trying to unite against the BJP-led government, and the Congress party’s success in Manipur will provide them with some much-needed momentum.

The Lok Sabha elections in Manipur were a closely watched contest, and the Congress party’s victory is a significant development in Indian politics. The results of the elections will have a major impact on the political landscape of the country, and the Congress party’s success in Manipur is a clear indication that the party is still a force to be reckoned with.

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