Manipur Exit Polls 2017: CM Okram Ibobi Singh upbeat about forming government

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Published: March 10, 2017 9:33:35 AM

Expressing confidence of achieving absolute majority in the Manipur Assembly polls, Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh has said that the Congress would win around 42 seats in the 60-member assembly.

For 60 Assembly seats in Manipur, C- Voter has given 25 to 31 seats to BJP, 17 to 23 seats to Congress. (Reuters)

Expressing confidence of achieving absolute majority in the Manipur Assembly polls, Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh has said that the Congress would win around 42 seats in the 60-member assembly. “I am hopeful that the people of Manipur will give a clear mandate to our party. We are confident of getting a clear majority this time. We will win anywhere between 40 and 42 seats,” he said. Exit polls have predicted a remarkable victory for the Congress in Manipur. For 60 Assembly seats in Manipur, C- Voter has given 25 to 31 seats to BJP, 17 to 23 seats to Congress. While India today- Axis has given majority to Congress with 30 to 36 seats and 16 to 22 seats to BJP.

As per the exit polls by MRC, BJP is likely to be single largest party in the state, winning 25-31 seats in the 60 member Assembly, while the Congress will end up getting 17-21 seats, while others will get 9-15 seats.

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In a projection made by the CVoter survey has projected BJP 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.

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