Pooja Sareen, Student, Apeejay Institute of Mass Communication

The tenure of Okram Ibobi Singh in Manipur seems to be giving a tough time to him due to troubles that the state faced in last ten year. The last year’s 121 days long economic blockade, Fake encounters, ethnic conflicts, curfews still Ibobi somehow managed the state in such tough time too.

Ibobi, ever since 2002 till present, 2 time victory and 10 year of rule, seems to be confident about maintaining hat-trick, as despite all the problems that the state faced he managed to maintain political stability in it, that makes a big reason why chances of him winning again has threatened the other parties.

Though he will face a big competition as 5 important parties NCP, RJD, CPM,JD (U) and MMP are all together against him, but despite their collaboration Ibobi doesn’t seems threatened. As even if the state has faced numerous problems during his tenure but still Ibobi has been an important factor in giving Manipur’s problem centre attraction, as he took the Manipur’s problem for center solution which again adds to the Ibobi goodwill for the upcoming elections.