Discussion in 'Politics & Society' started by Singh, Mar 6, 2012.
Please Discuss Manipur Assembly / Vidhan Sabha Election Results here.
Parties Leads Results
Congress 18 0
PDF 2 0
Others 7 0
Total 27 0
The 11 party coalition thingy is not going to work out is seems. Congress all the way
Information Available: - 31/60
Party Leads Result
INC 21 0
MPP 0 0
BJP 0 0
IND 0 0
Others 10 0
Congress is going to have a comprehensive win it seems.
Parties Leads Results
Congress 13 9
TMC 2 0
Others 8 0
Total 23 9 / 60
Funny that Congress is leading who are not repealing AFSPA, which the others want to be repealed.
Maybe Manipuris in their heart know that it works!
Actually Congress govt. in Manipur has ALREADY repealed AFSPA in urban areas of the capital in Imphal were most of the population is concentrated in their last govt. So one of the factors that people are saying worked in its favor was removal of AFSPA in Imphal which returned INC with outright majority.
And again, in their manifesto, Congress had pledged to completely remove it completely as law and order improved if elected for a 3rd time. Lets see if they implement this "promise"
Trinamol becomes the main oppostion in Manipur. Should create more tension between the two "allies"
Trinamool is surprise winner - Indian Express
I believe one of the issues of Trinamool was the removal of the AFSPA.
However, with the Congress sweeping the polls, one wonders where the issue of AFSPA stands with the Manipuris. The AFSPA is an issue with the Centre which is ruled by the Congress led UPA.
In the past three decades, specially since 2004, many military operations against insurgents/terrorists were launched. It was experienced no where any pitched battle was heard to have been fought by any group of UGs, holding to the ground. Their strike power stands blunted as in 2011. Govt of Manipur has relaxed AFSPA by removal from municipal limits. Picketing by UGs in State Secretariat and other corporate houses to monitor the annual budget for percentage cuts has been neutralized. Important UG leaders have been arrested. Inter State operations to nab UG leaders have picked up momentum and leaders from cosmopolitan cities and from foreign soils are being nabbed and some are facing trial. Yet the major and threatening activity creating Psycho fear is on i,e EXTORTION.
Coercive threats are given to some politicians not to contest elections. Wresting of supply orders and contracts from the Govt are still on. The state cabinet is therefore not only hesitant to lift AFSPA from other areas but sometimes thunder out to re-impose it in city areas too on occurrence IED blasts and killings. However its prolonged imposition is also not a healthy sign.
The sweeping victory in Manipur should raise the morale of the Congress which has bitten the dust everywhere, more so when Rahul G had made it a prestige issue in every campaign speech and tour.
Some ananlysis on Firstpost on MAnipur victory
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