Thongju (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

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Thongju (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is one of the 60 Vidhan Sabha constituency in the Indian state of Manipur. [1] [2]

The Vidhan Sabha or the State Legislative Assembly is a house of a state legislature in the States and Union Territories of India. In the 29 states and 2 union territories with unicameral state legislature it is the sole legislative house. In 7 states it is the lower house of their bicameral state legislatures with the upper house being Vidhan Parishad or the State Legislative Council. 5 Union Territories are governed directly by the Union Government and have no legislative body. Members of a Vidhan Sabha are referred to as MLAs and are directly elected to serve 5 year terms by single-member constituencies. In 14 states the Governor of a state may appoint one Anglo-Indian MLA to their respective states Vidhan Sabha in accordance with the 23rd Amendment of the Constitution of India. The Constitution of India states that a Vidhan Sabha must have no less than 60 and no more than 500 members however an exception may be granted via an Act of Parliament as is the case in the states of Goa, Sikkim, Mizoram and the union territory of Puducherry which have fewer than 60 members. A Vidhan Sabha may be dissolved in a state of emergency, by the Governor on request of the Chief Minister, or if a motion of no confidence is passed against the majority coalition.

India Country in South Asia

India, also known as the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh largest country by area and with more than 1.3 billion people, it is the second most populous country and the most populous democracy in the world. Bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the southwest, and the Bay of Bengal on the southeast, it shares land borders with Pakistan to the west; China, Nepal, and Bhutan to the northeast; and Bangladesh and Myanmar to the east. In the Indian Ocean, India is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka and the Maldives, while its Andaman and Nicobar Islands share a maritime border with Thailand and Indonesia.

Manipur State in North-east India

Manipur is a state in northeastern India, with the city of Imphal as its capital. It is bounded by Nagaland to the north, Mizoram to the south, and Assam to the west; Burma (Myanmar) lies to its east. The state covers an area of 22,327 square kilometres (8,621 sq mi) and has a population of almost 3 million, including the Meitei, who are the majority group in the state, Kuki, and Naga peoples, who speak a variety of Sino-Tibetan languages. Manipur has been at the crossroads of Asian economic and cultural exchange for more than 2,500 years. It has long connected the Indian subcontinent to Southeast Asia, China, Siberia, Micronesia and Polynesia, enabling migration of people, cultures, and religions.

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Indian National Congress Major political party in India

The Indian National Congress(pronunciation ) is a broadly based political party in India. Founded in 1885, it was the first modern nationalist movement to emerge in the British Empire in Asia and Africa. From the late 19th century, and especially after 1920, under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi, Congress became the principal leader of the Indian independence movement. Congress led India to independence from Great Britain, and powerfully influenced other anti-colonial nationalist movements in the British Empire.

Samyukta Socialist Party, was a political party in India from 1964 to 1972. SSP was formed through a split in the Praja Socialist Party (PSP) in 1964. In 1972, SSP was reunited with PSP, forming the Socialist Party.

The Manipur Peoples Party (MPP) is a political party in the Indian state of Manipur. MPP was founded on 26 December 1968 by a group of dissidents from the Indian National Congress. At the February 2007 Manipur state elections, the party received 5 of the 60 seats.

Election results

2017 result

Manipur Legislative Assembly election, 2017: Thongju
PartyCandidateVotes%±
BJP Thongam Biswajit Singh 16,809 62.61N/A
INC Thokchom Ajit Singh 9,508 35.41 -3.96
Trinamool Congress L. Geetaranjan Sharma 131 0.48 -41.33
NOTA None of the above 398 1.48N/A
Majority 7,301 27.20 +24.76
Turnout 26,846
Registered electors
BJP gain from Trinamool Congress Swing

2015 by-election

2015 by-election: Thongju
PartyCandidateVotes%±
BJP Thongam Biswajit Singh 14,606 55.88N/A
INC Bijoy Koijam 11,393 43.58 +4.21
MDPF Dr. Gurumayun Tonsana Sharma 54 0.20N/A
NOTA None of the above 78 0.29N/A
Majority 3,213 12.30 +9.86
Turnout 26,138 92.42
Registered electors 28,281
BJP gain from Trinamool Congress Swing

2012 result

Manipur Legislative Assembly election, 2012: Thangmeiband
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Trinamool Congress Thongam Biswajit Singh 10,299 41.81
INC Bijoy Koijam 9,696 39.37
NCP Kangujam Mangi Singh 2,641 10.72
CPI Manghom Jayentakumar 1,833 7.44
MSCP Tenshubam Bheigyachandra Shamuphabha 161 0.65
Majority 603 2.44
Turnout 24,630 89.79
Registered electors 27,432
Trinamool Congress gain from INC Swing

See also

Manipur Legislative Assembly

The Manipur Legislative Assembly is the unicameral legislature of the Indian state of Manipur.

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References

  1. [Schedule – XIII of Constituencies Order, 2008 of Delimitation of Parliamentary and Assembly constituencies Order, 2008 of the Election Commission of India
  2. Sitting and previous MLAs from Thongju Assembly Constituency