Cong single largest party in Manipur ADCs
IMPHAL, June 27 – The Congress party has emerged the single largest party in the six autonomous district councils (ADCs) of Manipur following the completion of the counting process to the recently conducted ADC polls.
ADC polls were held in two phases, after a gap of more than 20 years, despite opposition by Naga frontal organisations in Manipur. The Naga bodies in a meeting in Kohima had said that they will not recognise any council elected in the recent polls. Around 35 Congress candidates have won across the six ADCs, including 15 from Tamenglong alone.
Out of 24 DCCs in Chandel district, 12 were already declared ‘elected unopposed’. In the remaining 12 DCCs, Congress candidates won eight seats while Independents won four. In Sadar Hills too, 12 seats were elected without going to polls. Independent candidates secured eight seats while Congress won in four seats.
Out of 24 DCCs, only 15 went to polls in Churachandpur district. Congress won six seats, Independents three and Trinamool Congress one. The other eight seats were won uncontested.
Out of six DCCs which went to polls in Senapati district, Independents and Congress won two seats each. Even as polling was conducted in the other two DCCs, both the DCCs recorded zero voter turn-out. While 12 DCCs were already wrested by lone candidates without going to polls, not a single candidate put up their names in six other DCCs.
In Ukhrul district, 20 DCCs were won unopposed. Of the remaining four DCCs, there was no candidate in two DCCs. The other two seats were shared between Congress and NCP. Four candidates won their respective DCCs uncontested in Tamenglong district. Congress won 13 of the remaining 20 seats while Independents wrested seven seats.
Source: Assam Tribune