Guwahati: According to the latest trends, BJP has won 21 seats and is leading on 11, suggesting it to be the single largest party in Manipur.
Meanwhile, the JD(U) has won six seats and congress and NPF four each.
Incumbent CM Biren Singh won from Heingang seat defeating his rival congress candidate by 18,271 votes.
Thanking the people of Manipur for the victory, Singh said he was grateful for his victory, and that the BJP may not take the help of its ally National People’s Party (NPP), which it has shared a strained relationship. The NPP has currently won three seats and is leading in four.
Thank you, Manipur!
The historic victory that we have achieved today is a testament of the people’s faith in the dynamic leadership of Hon’ble PM @narendramodi Ji and citizen centric governance.
My heartiest congratulations to all the Karyakartas of BJP.
— N.Biren Singh (@NBirenSingh) March 10, 2022
The exit polls had predicted the ruling BJP would either emerge as the single largest party or cross the halfway mark. The 2017 Assembly polls in Manipur marked a crucial moment in the shift in power dynamics in the northeast. Though the Congress had emerged as the single largest party as it won 28 seats in the 60-member house, the BJP with 21 seats got the support of four MLAs each from the Naga People’s Front and the National People’s Party and one from the Lok Janshakti Party and an independent to reach the magic figure of 31. Most polls predicted that the NPP and NPF could repeat or better their 2017 performance.