New Delhi: Manipur election results on Saturday threw up a hung assembly with the Congress bagging 28 seats and the BJP 21. Both the parties have since expressed confidence in cobbling up an alliance to form the next state government.

TMC (1), Naga Peoples Front (4), Lok Jan Shakti Party (1) and National People’s Party (1) were the other winners, the Manipur election results showed.

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The election results are also be available on the Election Commission website.

The BJP has been making inroads in the state, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi promising to end the economic blockade on Manipur if the party comes to power and accusing Ibobi Singh of running one of the most corrupt governments the state has seen.

Here are the latest updates on election results and trends from counting of votes in the Manipur assembly elections 2017:

Sunday, 12 March

7.54 pm: BJP general secretary Ram Madhav says National People’s Party, Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) have extended support to the party to form the next government. Read more

—Madhav had on Saturday said the party will muster support to have the numbers required to form the government in Manipur.

—With Manipur heading for State Congress chief T.N. Haokip says the party is looking to form the next government with the help of “like- minded secular and regional parties", PTI reported.

—Neither the Congress nor the BJP has reached the 31-seat mark needed to establish a majority in the 60-member assembly. The Congress has won or is leading in 28 constituencies, and the BJP in 21.

“We are confident that we will form the next government in Manipur. We are already in talks with like-minded secular and regional parties," Haokip told PTI.

The National People’s Party has won four seats. The Naga Peoples Front, which has an alliance with the BJP in Nagaland, also won four seats. The Lok Jan Shakti Party has won one seat.

Asked if the Congress is open to an alliance with the Naga Peoples Front, Haokip said, “The Congress will never go for an alliance with the NPF and the BJP. We are open for alliance with any other party."

5.10pm: The Congress is ahead in Manipur, with wins in 23 seats and leads in two, giving it a tally of 25 for now, but the BJP is hot on its heels and neither party is yet assured of a majority. The Election Commission has released data for 57 of 60 constituencies.

4.33pm: The Election Commission has released data for 57 of 60 seats, with the BJP winning or leading in 21 and the Congress in 25.

3.38pm: The BJP has won 17 seats and is leading in another five, for a total of 22. The Congress has won 16 and is leading in seven, for a total of 23.

Regional parties such as the Naga Peoples Front and the National People’s Party and independents have won eight seats and are leading in another two.

The Election Commission has yet to release data for five of the state’s 60 constituencies.

3.08pm: The Election Commission has declared results for 37 assembly constituencies so far. The Congress has won 14 and the BJP 16, while smaller regional parties have won seven.

Of the 53 constituencies for which the Election Commission has released data so far (out of a total of 60), the Congress has won or is leading in 24 seats, as against 20 for the BJP.

2.26pm: The Congress has won 14 seats, and is leading in seven, for a total of 21. The BJP is close behind, having won 11 seats and is leading in eight, also for a total of 19. Other parties have won or are leading in another eight seats.

2.04pm: The Congress has won 12 seats, and is leading in seven, for a total of 19. The BJP has won 10 seats and is leading in 7, for a total of 17. The Naga Peoples Front and the National People’s Party have won three seats each, while the Lok Jan Shakti Party has won one.

1.10pm: The Congress has won nine seats, and is leading in seven, for a total of 16. The BJP has won four seats and is leading in 12, also for a total of 16. The Naga Peoples Front and the National People’s Party have won three seats each.

12.55pm: The Congress has won eight seats, and is leading in 10, for a total of 18. The BJP has won three seats and is leading in nine, for a total of 12. The Naga Peoples Front has won three seats and the National People’s Party has won two and is leading in another two.

12.32pm: The Congress has won eight seats, and is leading in seven, giving it a total of 15. The BJP has won two seats and is leading in nine, giving it a total of 11.

The Naga Peoples Front has won two seats and is leading in one. The National People’s Party has also won two seats and is leading in another two. Other parties are leading in three seats.

11.54am: The Congress has won three constituencies and is leading in nine, giving it a total of 12. The BJP has won two seats and is leading in eight, giving it a total of 10. The Naga Peoples Front has won one seat and is leading two. The National People’s Party has also won one seat and is leading in three. Other parties and independents are leading in three seats.

11.38am: The Congress has won three constituencies and is leading in eight, while the BJP has won two seats and is leading in 10, shows Election Commission data. Other parties and independents are leading in eight seats.

11.36am: The Congress has won three constituencies and is leading in nine, while the BJP has won two seats and is leading in eight, shows Election Commission data. Other parties and independents are leading in nine seats.

11.27am: The Congress has won two constituencies, with chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh winning in Thoubal, and is leading in 10, while the BJP has won two seats and is leading in seven, shows Election Commission data. Other parties and independents are leading in 10 seats.

11.13am: The Congress has taken the lead in 10 constituencies, while the BJP has won two seats and is leading in five, shows Election Commission data, and others lead in 10 seats.

10.50am: The Congress has taken the lead in 11 constituencies, while the BJP has won one seat and is leading in nine, shows Election Commission data, and others lead in eight seats.

Irom Sharmila. Photo: PTI
Irom Sharmila. Photo: PTI

10.46am: The BJP has won one seat (Konthoujam) and is leading in nine, shows Election Commission data. The Congress is leading in seven seats and others in eight. Activist and icon Irom Sharmila has lost, NDTV reported. She was contesting from chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh’s constituency of Thoubal, where she got 85 votes, Election Commission data shows. The chief minister has over 16,000 votes, followed by the BJP’s Leitanthem Basanta Singh with over 7,600.

10.28am: The Congress and the BJP are leading in nine seats each, says India Today TV, and others in five seats. BJP leading in seven seats, shows Election Commission data, Congress in four and others in nine.

10.14am: Congress and BJP leading in 11 seats each, others in five, says CNN News 18. BJP leading in eight seats, Congress in three and others in five, shows Election Commission data.

10.09am: Chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh leading with over 10,000 votes in Thoubal constituency, shows Election Commission data. Activist-turned-politician Irom Sharmila with only 51 votes so far.

10.06am: BJP leading in seven seats, Congress in four and others in five, shows Election Commission data.

9.52am: Election Commission data shows BJP leading in five constituencies, Congress in three, Naga Peoples Front in two and others in two.

9.36am: Congress leading in 10 constituencies, BJP in five and others in three. (NDTV)

9.35am: Congress leading in eight constituencies, BJP in three.

9.15am: Congress and BJP leading in six seats each, other parties in two. (CNN News 18)

9.11am: Congress leading in six seats, BJP in four and others in two. (CNN News 18)

9.02am: Congress leads in five seats, BJP in three and other parties in two. (CNN News 18)

8.48am: The Congress is leading in three seats, the BJP in two and other parties in two. (CNN News 18)

8.38am: Chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh is leading in the Thoubal constituency, NDTV reported.

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