"A total of 18 candidates are contesting from Manipur's two seats."
Imphal, May 16 - Ruling Congress party Friday took lead in one of two Lok Sabha constituencies in Manipur while opposition Naga Peoples Front (NPF) was ahead in the other, official said here.
In the Inner Manipur constituency, Congress candidate and incumbent Lok Sabha member Thokchom Meinya Singh is leading by 20,000 votes over Moirangthem Nara Singh of the Communist Party of India.
In tribal reserve Outer Manipur constituency, NPF candidate Soso Lorho is leading by 25,000 votes over his Congress rival Thangso Baite.
A total of 18 candidates are contesting from Manipur's two seats.
The NPF is part of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led-National Democratic Alliance (NDA).