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Election Results: Congress takes lead in Manipur polls

Counting of votes in the 60-member Manipur Assembly began at 8 am on Tuesday in all the nine districts of the state. Initial trends at 8:40 AM show the Congress leading in six seats.

March 06, 2012 / 09:17 AM IST

Counting of votes in the 60-member Manipur Assembly began at 8 am on Tuesday in all the nine districts of the state. Initial trends at 8:40 AM show the Congress leading in six seats.


According to Election Commission statistics, the Congress had contested all 60 seats, the Trinamool Congress 48, Manipur State Congress Party 31, CPI 24, NCP 22, BJP 19, Manipur People's Party 14, the National Peoples Party. Other small parties also contested a number of seats.


The elections were held on January 28.


Meanwhile, 11 non-Congress parties formed the Peoples Democratic Aliance (PDA) on March 4 as announced by its Convenor M Nara belonging to the CPI.


The 11 parties in the the PDA are Trinamool Congress, CPI, Manipur State Congress Party, National Peoples Party, Lok Jansakti Party, NCP, Manipur People's Party, JD(U), CPI(M), Naga People's Front and BJP.


Fighting the elections alone this time, the CPI was a partner in the Secular Democratic Front government led by the Congress, formed in 2007.

(With additional inputs from PTI)

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