Imphal: The ruling Congress party in Manipur on Tuesday won 12 seats, while the BJP bagged 10 in the Imphal Municipal Corporation, for which elections were held on June 2.
Independent candidates managed to grab five seats in the 27-member council.
"Three independents have joined the Congress and it has been approved. Now the Congress shall form the IMC body. There is no anti-incumbency and the election results in Assam have not impacted Manipur's IMC polls," state president of Indian National Congress TN Haokip told IANS.
Stating that love and support of the people stood the party in good stead, Haokip claimed that people will support the party which has been in power for three consecutive terms in the February 2017 Assembly elections.
"Nobody can play the communal card in Manipur as the voters are matured," he added.
Meanwhile, Thounaojam Chaoba, election cell in charge of the BJP, said: "No party is in a position to form the IMC body. We are forming a democratic alliance with the non-Congress parties."