Manipur Elections: One Week Till Ballots Cast

AFSPA remains a contentious political issue in Manipur. The incumbent Bharatiya Janata Party has kept mum on the demand for the repeal of AFSPA — in the face of a renewed anti-AFSPA sentiment in the state. Source: live.staticflickr
Chief Minister N. Biren Singh (L) — the first-ever BJP Chief Minister in the state — has a tough election ahead, which shall test the electoral effectiveness of the BJP’s Northeast Democratic Alliance. Source: Wikimedia Commons
Former Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh confidently asserts his claims to form a majority government after the elections. However, the road ahead is not so easy for the Grand Old Party in a state where electoral history is defined by defections and political instability. Source: Wikimedia Commons
The tribal Meiteis of Manipur remain sceptical of the Union Government’s dealings with the NSCN (IM), particularly the group’s demand for the creation of a Naga state by redrawing boundaries of northeastern states. Source: Wikimedia Commons

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