After the polls, all political parties upbeat about results
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, April 28: Relieved after the high strung political drama of the big ballot fight among the six candidates for the Inner Manipur Lok Sabha seat under the shadow of threat from underground organizations on April 26, all the political parties are taking respite riding on the high hope of wresting the lone seat.

BJP, Congress, CPI and FPM which had put up their candidates are predicting that their respective nominees would be elected.

'We have absolutely no doubt in saying that our candidate Dr M Nara would come out successful', Laishram Sotinkumar Singh, secretary of CPI campaign committee said while talking to the The Sangai Express.

Maintaining that the poll conducted on April 26 was peaceful, Sotinkumar said, 'we have witnessed our party dominating the poll scenario in almost all the polling booths'.

CPI would definitely lead in Lamlai, Khurai, Kshetrigao, Khundrakapam, Heingang and Andro constituencies and though the poll percentage was very low in Imphal West district, votes from Uripok, Keishamthong, Sagolband and Lamsang would come in favor of the party while it would be more or less the same in the remaining booths, he said.

He further asserted that the overall position of the party in Bishnupur and Thoubal district would also be very good.

The nearest rival of CPI would be the Congress party, he added.

Federal Party of Manipur (FPM), on the other hand, is confident that its nominee Dr L Chandramani would win the election.

Party's campaign committee convenor S Brajagopal Sharma said that the overall position of FPM was very good, and claimed that his party would be leading far ahead of other parties in Wangkhem, Andro and Khurai Assembly constituencies besides moderate lead in other Assembly constituencies like Lamlai, Keirao, Wangkhei, Singjamei, Sagolband, Thangmeiband, Heingang, Langthabal, Kshetrigao and Keishamthong in the twin districts of the capital.

In Bishnupur too, the party did quite well and is sure to lead in Moirang and Thanga and moderate lead in Nambol Assembly Constituency, he said, adding that the same thing would be also be witnessed in all the three Assembly Constituencies in Thoubal district while in the remaining- polling booths, the position of the party would be either at par or in second place.

He also speculated that the nearest rival of the FPM would be the Congress.

Meanwhile, a Congress activist said that the overall poll situation is in favor of his party and Dr Th Meinya would be coming out with flying colours in the election.

He said that Congress considered Th Chaoba of BJP and Dr Nara Singh of CPI as its nearest rivals.

However, he declined to spell out the polling position of the party for the Assembly segments 'as the party is yet to receive all the details'.

BJP, which is also 'more than confident' of its candidate Th Chaoba's win, maintained that the overall poll position of the BJP is excellent.

However, he was quick to add that the analytical reports from all the Assembly segments are yet to be submitted to the party office.