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Manipur: Congress Triumphant

The Congress pulled off victories in both the Lok Sabha seats in Manipur, a feat it had last accomplished in 1996. Territorial integrity of the state, insurgency, human rights and repeal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 were the major campaign issues. A pro-Congress sentiment is widespread in the state as is the opinion that the Naga-dominated areas should not be separated from it. The election was also notable for a higher turnout because of non-interference by insurgency groups.

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Manipur: Congress Triumphant S Mangi Singh done well in Lok Sabha elections there as it is the only party with a mass base in both the hills and the valley. It has also been the only party that has more or less consistently fielded candidates in all the assembly

The Congress pulled off victories in both the Lok Sabha seats in Manipur, a feat it had last accomplished in 1996. Territorial integrity of the state, insurgency, human rights and repeal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 were the major campaign issues. A pro-Congress sentiment is widespread in the state as is the opinion that the Naga-dominated areas should not be separated from it. The election was also notable for a higher turnout because of non-interference by insurgency groups.

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