Updated 11 Mar 2022, 8:37 am
Senior Congress stalwart and former deputy chief minister Gaikhangam Gangmei lost his stronghold 54-Nungba constituency to BJP candidate Dinganglung Gangmei alias Dipu, who is a retired IAS officer. Dipu defeated Gaikhangam with a margin of 3,786 votes by securing 14,464 votes, while the latter got 10,678 votes.
However, BJP lost in 53-Tamenglong AC, as Janghemlung Panmei, who contested on National People's Party ticket after he was denied BJP ticket, defeated his nearest rival BJP candidate Huri Golmei by a margin of 1,309 votes.
Panmei won 10,456 votes, while Golmei got 9,147 votes. Janata Dal-United candidate Samuel Jendai Kamei got 6,447 votes.
Naga People's Front got the lowest votes in Tamenglong AC with its candidate Khangthuanang Panmei bagging only 4,481 votes. NOTA was 122.
After securing the highest votes, NPP candidate Janghemlung Panmei said that he was happy to be back as people representative of Tamenglong. He expressed his sincere gratitude to the people of Tamenglong for trusting him and voted for him. He would put top priority on education sector, road and communication in the district and bring more developments for the district, he added.
In 52-Tamei assembly constituency, Forest and Enviroment Minister Awangbow Newmai got re-elected on Naga People's Front ticket. He secured 19,643 votes and won by a margin of 1691 votes. His nearest rival, National People's Party candidate Z Kikhonbou got 17,945 votes. BJP candidate Wilubou Newmai got 627 votes while Indian National congress candidate NG Kumuiteuing got 397 votes.
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First published:10 Mar 2022, 7:43 pm
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TAMENGLONG district, Manipur