After Arunchal Pradesh and Assam, BJP looks set to continue North-East march in Manipur

By: | Published: March 9, 2017 7:01 PM

The exit polls predictions have today shown that BJP is likely to form government in Manipur in the 60 Assembly seats.

As per the MRC predictions, the party may 25-31 seats in state Assembly. (PTI)

The exit polls predictions have today shown that BJP is likely to form government in Manipur in the 60 Assembly seats. If this happens Manipur will be the third state in North-East where BJP may form the Government after Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. It will be big boost for the party which till three years back did not have much presence in the north-east.

As per the MRC predictions, the party may 25-31 seats, while Congress may get 17-23 and Others 9-15 seats in the state polls. . In a projection made by the CVoter survey BJP is likely to gain in inner Manipur with 36 percent votes while in New Districts and Outer Manipur, the party is likely to gain by 39.5 percent and 28.2 percent since last time, which means a total seat share of 33.6 percent BJP. Meanwhile, the Congress seat share has fallen since 2012 to 6.4 percent in inner Manipur,-18 percent in New District, while in Outer Manipur, swing of votes for Congress has fallen to 25.5 percent. Other political parties may see a loss of 20.6 percent seat sharing in the state.

As far as seat sharing is concerned, BJP is likely to gain 14 seats from inner Manipur since 2012, while it may gain 8 seats in new districts and six seats in outer Manipur, which means the party may increase its tally to 28 more seats this time, compared to last Assembly polls. On the other hand Congress, which has been in power in the state since last 15 years has a reason to worry about this time. According to the CVoter India survey, the party may lose 20 seats this time, with 15 from inner Manipur, 3 from New Districts and 2 from outer Manipur. Talking about others they are likely to lose 3 seats from Inner Manipur, 1 from New Districts while 8 from Outer Manipur since 2012.

The survey further said that BJP will also get vote share of 34.8 percent in the state, while Congress and Others will get 32.7 percent and 32.5 percent respectively.The projections by MRC and CVoter India clearly shows that BJP in most likely be the single largest party and in most likelyhood may even form the government on its own.

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