Five interesting facts about Manipur By-polls 2020



Manipur recently went for by-polls in four assembly constituencies namely Wangoi, Wangjing Tentha, Lilong and Saitu on November 7.

Here are five interesting facts about the Manipur by-polls 2020:

The NOTA (None of the Above) wins more votes than Congress in the minority-dominated Lilong assembly constituency in Thoubal district.

BJP’s Oinam Lukhoi Singh won the Wangoi assembly constituency with a margin of barely 257 more votes than its nearest rival, Khuraijam Loken Singh of the National People’s Party.

Ngamthang Haokip of the BJP wins with the huge margin of 12257 more votes than his Congress rival.

BJP’s Ginsuanhau was declared a winner unopposed in Singhat assembly constituency after the rival candidate Chinlunthang withdrew his candidature at the last minute. Interestingly, Chinlunthang got a job as an Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the Department of Tribal Affairs and Hills, Government of Manipur before the withdrawal of his candidature.

Congress draws a blank account while BJP clinched four out of the five assembly constituencies.

(Edited by Ladiangti Rani)


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