Election

Former DGP Manipur LM Khaute wins by huge margin, heavyweights knocked out in Churachandpur district

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) clinched three assembly seats, while the JD-U won two seats and KPA one seat of the six assembly constituencies in Churachandpur district..

ByChurachandpur Correspondent

Updated 11 Mar 2022, 8:55 am

Former DGP Manipur, JD-U candidate LM Khaute (C) (PHOTO: IFP)
Former DGP Manipur, JD-U candidate LM Khaute (C) (PHOTO: IFP)

Several former ministers and heavy weights were knocked out, while five new contenders stole the show in the elections to the six assembly constituencies in Churachandpur district. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) clinched three assembly seats, while the JD-U won two seats and KPA one seat.

The three seats won by the BJP are 56-Thanlon AC, 57-Henglep AC and 59-Saikot AC, while the Janata Dal-United won in 55 Tipaimukh AC and 58-Churachandpur AC, and KPA won the 60-Singngat AC.

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(KPA candidate Chinlungthang from Singngat AC)

The new winners included former DGP Manipur, LM Khaute, who defeated his nearest contender BJP candidate V Hangkhanlian by winning 18,231 votes of the 47,671 total votes received in Churachandpur AC. Others are Ngulsanglur Sanate from 55 Tipaimukh AC (JDU), Letzamang Haokip from 57 Henglep AC (BJP), and Paulienlal Haokip from 59 Saikot AC (BJP) with 1289, 7827 and 5671 votes respectively. The newly formed KPA candidate Chinlungthang from Singngat AC, which was earlier won by the BJP, defeated his nearest rival by a margin of 2,461 votes. He won 12,098 votes of the total 23,632 votes polled.

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Incumbent and sitting BJP MLA Vungzagin Valte in Thanlon AC defeated NPP candidate Khangthang Tonsing by winning 4,863 votes of the 13,340 total votes. Tonsing got 4,114 votes.

Former chairman of MANIREDA & MTDC  Ginsuanhau Zou (BJP) from 60 Singngat AC, former minister V Hangkhanlian (BJP) from 58 Churachandpur Assembly Constituency, former minister Chaltonlien Amo (BJP) from 55 Tipaimukh AC and former minister Manga Vaiphei (INC) from 57 Henglep AC and former minister and speakers of Manipur Assembly TN Haokip (INC) from 59 Saikot AC lost the elections.

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First published:10 Mar 2022, 3:34 pm

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manipur pollsJD-Uchurachandpur acLM khaute

Churachandpur Correspondent

Churachandpur Correspondent

Churachandpur district, Manipur

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