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A Brief Timeline of the Manipur State Assembly

Manipur Assembly Building / Pic: Bullu Raj/E-pao The first Manipur State Assembly was elected on adult franchise in July 1948 – the first of its kind in India. ‘The representative returnable from General, Hill and Mohammedan constituencies were in the ratios of 30:18:3 respectively with an additional [...]

Abnormal Is the New Normal: Life in Manipur in the Post-Election Days

This is a compilation of three editorials published by the Imphal Free Press on 16th, 20th and 21st March 2017, for the record of PCRM with an observation that these write-ups have succinctly captured the prevailing mood in Manipur, with the conclusion of the 2017 Assembly Election, which was held [...]

What are the Terms of Reference of Negotiation between the GoM and the UNC?

Last Sunday, the United Naga Council (UNC) had called off the 139-day-long blockade of the state’s two national highways, after talks with representatives from the state and Centre and a day ahead of Chief Minister N Biren's crucial floor test to prove his majority in the Manipur assembly. This must [...]

Lotus Blooms in Manipur: N Biren Takes Oath as Chief Minister

Nongthombam Biren takes oath at the Raj BhavanPic: Biren, 8 cabinets take oath, Y Joykumar Deputy CM Imphal | March 15 Imphal Free Press Nongthombam Biren became the first BJP Chief Minister of the state. He was sworn in by Governor Najma Heptullah at the Raj Bhawan [...]

How to Engage and Monitor the Functioning of Public Offices and Institutions

One of the goals of PCRM is to engage and monitor the functioning of public offices and institutions wrt addressing the issues of public importance. We are listing below some government agencies that can help carry out our plans. Join us in the noble endeavour to bring a resurgent Manipur. [...]

Media on Nongthombam Biren’s Bid for the Chair of Chief Minister

A collection of media reports published on 13 March on the candidacy of Nongthombam Biren as the chief minister of Manipur Image courtesy: Hindustan Times/PTI BJP chooses Biren as CM candidate CM Okram Ibobi resigns to facilitate govt formation Imphal Free Press BJP’s Nongthombam Biren was today elected [...]


Fight against the private and vested interests that seek to undermine the basic fabric of a collective life in Manipur

Let us make the political class, public institutions and leaders accountable to the citizens as individuals and as a collective

Let us encourage and cultivate the involvement of private citizens in the affairs of the collective

Let us cultivate a culture of dialogue and debates in order to generate informed opinions and choices on public issues

Let us bring about a new political culture wherein public morality and issues of public importance play significant role in our society and polity