1972 Manipur Legislative Assembly election

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1972 Manipur Legislative Assembly election

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All 60 seats in the Manipur Legislative Assembly
31 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
  Hand INC.svg
Leader Mohammed Alimuddin
Party INC Manipur Peoples Party
Leader's seat Lilong
Seats before 16 New
Seats won 17 15
Seat change +1
Popular vote 30.02% 20.17%

CM before election

President's Rule

Elected CM

Mohammed Alimuddin
Manipur Peoples Party

Elections to the Manipur Legislative Assembly were held in March 1972 to elect members of the 60 constituencies in Manipur, India. The Indian National Congress won the most seats, but Mohammed Alimuddin of the Manipur Peoples Party was appointed as the Chief Minister of Manipur.[1]

After the passing of the North-Eastern Areas (Reorganisation) Act, 1971, Manipur was converted from a Union Territory to a State. The size of its Legislative Assembly was increased from 30 to 60 members.[2]


India Manipur Legislative Assembly 1972.svg
Indian National Congress135,67830.0217+1
Manipur Peoples Party91,14820.1715New
Communist Party of India45,76510.135+4
Socialist Party (India)24,1955.353New
Indian National Congress (Organisation)10,6992.371New
Communist Party of India (Marxist)2,9880.6600
Bharatiya Jana Sangh1,0040.220New
Valid votes451,94897.89
Invalid/blank votes9,7442.11
Total votes461,692100.00
Registered voters/turnout608,40375.89
Source: ECI[3]

Elected Members[edit]

Constituency Reserved for
Candidate Party
Sagolmang None Telem Bir Indian National Congress
Khundrakpam None Thokchom Kunjo Singh Indian National Congress
Kontha None R. K. Udaysana Indian National Congress
Khurai None Atomba Ngairangbamcha Indian National Congress
Wangkhei None Seram Angouba Singh Indian National Congress
Khergao None Wangkhem Ibohal Indian National Congress
Thungju None Oinam Tomba Singh Manipur Peoples Party
Keirao None M. D. Jalaluddin Manipur Peoples Party
Lamlai None Pheiroijam Parijat Communist Party of India
Tomchingtha None Loitongbam Amujou Singh Independent
Mayang Impha None M. D. Abdul Latif Independent
Wangoi None Chungkham Rajmohan Singh Manipur Peoples Party
Lilong Chaji None Irengbam Tompok Manipur Peoples Party
Singjamei None Loitongbam Sarat Singh Manipur Peoples Party
Sagolband None Thokchom Bira Communist Party of India
Lamjaotongba None Nongthombam Ibomcha Independent
Keisamthong None Laishram Manaobi Independent
Malom Hiyanghang None Tokpam Sanajao Singh Manipur Peoples Party
Uripok None M. Meghachandra Communist Party of India
Thangmeiband None Shagolsemi Bomcha Indian National Congress
Lamsang None Laishram Samungouba Singh Manipur Peoples Party
Sekmai SC Khwairakpam Chaoba Manipur Peoples Party
Konthoujam None Khangembam Lakshman Manipur Peoples Party
Patsoi None L. Chandramani Independent
Nambol None Thounaojam Chaoba Singh Manipur Peoples Party
Oinam None Yumnam Yaima Manipur Peoples Party
Bishenpur None Khaidem Ratha Indian National Congress
Thanga None Haobijam Kangjamba Socialist Party
Kumbi None Mairembam Koireng Indian National Congress
Moirang None Hemam Nilamani Independent
Lilong None Mohammed Alimuddin Manipur Peoples Party
Khekman None Habibur Ramam Indian National Congress
Thoubal None Langpoklakpam Chadyaima Manipur Peoples Party
Athokpam None Md Chaoba Manipur Peoples Party
Khangabox None Thokchom Achouba Communist Party of India
Heipok None Mibotombi Singh Indian National Congress
Wangjing Tentha None Naorem Kunjobapu Manipur Peoples Party
Kakching None Yengkhom Nimai Socialist Party
Hiyanglam None Kuidraom Rajbapu Singh Socialist Party
Sugnoo None Mayanglambam Nilla Communist Party of India
Chandel ST H.t. Thungam Independent
Tengnoupal ST L Rongman Indian National Congress
Phungyar ST Rishang Independent
Kanjong ST K Envey Independent
Chingai ST P. Peter Independent
Ukhrul ST Yangmaso Shaiza Independent
Saikul ST R Voi Independent
Liyai ST S.p. Henry Independent
Mao ST Asosu Ashiho Indian National Congress
Karong ST Athikho Daiho Indian National Congress
Saitu ST Paolen Indian National Congress
Tamei ST Pauheu Independent
Tamenglong ST Tp Kiulengpou Independent
Nungba ST Kalanlung Indian National Congress
Jiribam None S. Bijoy (uncontested) Indian National Congress
Tipaimukh ST Nguruingline Independent
Thanlon ST N Gouzagin Independent
Henglep ST Holkhomang Independent
Singhat ST Thangkhanlal Indian National Congress
Churachandpur ST Haokholal Thangjom Independent

See also[edit]


  1. Dr Syed Ahmed (21 November 2014). "Manipur's first Chief Minister Md Alimuddin remembered". Retrieved 20 October 2021.
  2. "North-Eastern Areas (Reorganisation) Act, 1971". www.liiofindia.org. 30 December 1971. Retrieved 24 December 2020.
  3. "Statistical Report on General Election, 1972 to the Legislative Assembly of Manipur". Election Commission of India. Retrieved 20 October 2021.
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