Imphal, June 7: Ruling Congress is going ahead of opposition BJP in the counting of votes for the Imphal Municipal Corporation(IMC) election.
Congress has won 10 seats, BJP eight and Independents five out of 23 results declared so far out of 27 seats of Councilors in the urban local body election.
In Ward Number 1 of the Corporation, BJP candidate Gaidon defeated Congress candidate Ajit Panmei by 731 votes. Gaidon secured 4070 votes while Ajit got 3339 votes. In Ward Number 2 also, BJP candidate Thokchom Purnachandra defeated Congress candidate H. Bhubon Singh by a margin of 1178 votes. Purnachandra got 3203 votes and Bhubon 2025. BJP candidate Hijam Nutanchandra defeated Congress candidate Kh. Gambhir by 393 votes in Ward Number 3. 2548 votes were poll in favour of the BJP candidate and 2155 votes in favour of the Congress candidate.
In Ward Number 4, Congress candidate Laishram Arenkumar defeated his nearest rival Th. Devendra of BJP by just 23 votes. Arenkumar got 2035 votes and Devendra 2012 votes. In Ward Number 5, BJP candidate Hajarimayum Bobby Sharma defeated Congress candidate W. Sharat Singh by 314 votes. Bobby secured 3628 votes while Sharat got 2314 votes. In Ward Number 6, Congress candidate Tourangbam Indrajit defeated BJP candidate Praneshwori Devi by a margin of 230 votes. Indrajit got 2328 votes and Praneshwori 2098. Congress candidate RK Jiten defeated Independent candidate Kh. Ranjit by 405 votes in Ward Number 7. 1900 votes were poll in favour of the Congress candidate and 1495 votes in favour of the Independent candidate.
In Ward Number 8, Congress candidate P. Devala defeated Independent candidate H. Ranjita by 251 votes. Devala secured 1731 votes while Ranjita got 1480 votes. In Ward Number 9 also, Congress candidate S. Sushil defeated Independent candidate Th. Chandra Devi by a margin of 528 votes. Sushil got 2457 votes and Chandra 1829. Independent candidate Salam Titen defeated Congress candidate S. Ibochouba Singh by 81 votes in Ward Number 10. 1826 votes were poll in favour of the Independent candidate and 1745 votes in favour of the Congress candidate.
In Ward Number 11, Congress candidate M. Joychandra defeated Independent candidate Ph. Memchatombi by 741 votes. Joychandra secured 2175 votes while Memchatombi got 1434 votes. In Ward Number 12, Independent candidate Potsangbam Premila defeated BJP candidate Yumnam Ulka Devi by a margin of 154 votes. Premila got 1812 votes and Ulka 1658. BJP candidate Oinam Romio defeated Congress candidate Raghumani by 707 votes in Ward Number 13. 3476 votes were poll in favour of the BJP candidate and 2769 votes in favour of the Congress candidate.
In Ward Number 14, Congress candidate Samom Rita Devi defeated BJP candidate Laimayum Rajiv Sharma by 198 votes. Rita secured 1954 votes while Rajiv got 1756 votes. In Ward Number 15, BJP candidate Thokchom Bankimchandra defeated Congress candidate Salam Susilkumar by a margin of 539 votes. Bankimchandra got 1803 votes and Susilkumar 1264. In Ward Number 16 also, BJP candidate Thokchom Eliza defeated Congress candidate Puyam Chanu Ibemcha by a margin of 1225 votes. Eliza got 3194 votes and Ibemcha 1969. BJP candidate Laimayum Inunganbi defeated Congress candidate Thokchom Ibecha by 974 votes in Ward Number 18. 2914 votes were poll in favour of the BJP candidate and 1940 votes in favour of the Congress candidate.
In Ward Number 19, Congress candidate Yumlembam Lukamani Devi defeated BJP candidate RK Bina Devi by 64 votes. Lukamani secured 2754 votes while Bina got 2690 votes. In Ward Number 20, Congress candidate Loukrakpam Tombi defeated BJP candidate Thingujam Bijen Singh by a margin of 698 votes. Tombi got 2655 votes and Bijen 1957. Independent candidate Joy Kabui defeated Congress candidate G. Thiampuina by 237 votes in Ward Number 21. 2166 votes were poll in favour of the Independent candidate and 1929 votes in favour of the Congress candidate.
In Ward Number 22 of the Corporation, Congress candidate Nongmaithem Kumudini defeated Independent candidate Shamim Banu by 520 votes. Kumudini secured 2578 votes while Shamim got 2058 votes. In Ward Number 23, Independent candidate Loushambam Romola Devi defeated another Independent candidate Khuraijam Ongbi Mena by a margin of 646 votes. Romola got 1940 votes and Mena 1294. Independent candidate Maibon Phaomei defeated another Independent candidate Majakhon by 1360 votes in Ward Number 26. 4313 votes were poll in favour of the Phaomei and 2953 votes in favour of Majakhon.
Counting of votes for the remaining four wards is going on now and all results of the counting of votes is expected by this evening itself..
(With input from AIR Imphal)