BJP releases first list of 31 candidates for Manipur assembly elections

Teasing Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for putting the liability on EVMs for the dismal show of the AAP in the recent Punjab Assembly polls, the BJP on Thursday said that he does not even listen to his guru Anna Hazare.

New Delhi, Jan 23: The BJP on Monday released its first list of 31 candidates for the Manipur assembly elections on March 4 and March 8.

The candidates were finalised by the Central Election Committee at a meeting presided over by party President Amit Shah. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and senior cabinet ministers also attended the meeting.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has fielded N. Biren Singh from Heingang assembly seat, L. Susindro Meitei from Khurai, Thakur Biswajit Singh from Thongju, L. Rameshwar Meitei from Keirao, Nimaichand Luwang from Andro and Ibomcha Singh from Lamlai.

Candidates have also been announced for Sagolband, Keisamthong, Yaiskul, Wangkhei, Knothoujam, Patsoi, Langthabal, Wangoi, Mayang Imphal, Nambol, Oinam, Moirang, Thanga, Kumbi, Lilong, Thoubal, Wangkhem, Heirok, Wanging Tentha, Khangabok, Wabgai, Hiyanglam, SugnooTadubi (ST) and Tamei (ST) assembly seats.

The Manipur polls for the 60-member house will be held in two phases. Counting of votes will take place on March 11.

In the first phase of the 11th state assembly election, a total of 38 assembly segments will go to the polls.