There was a big battle between the BJP and the Congress to form the government. The Congress said that they were not invited to form the government despite being the single largest party in the state that they ruled for 15 years.
There just two MLAs in the newly elected Manipur assembly who have declared pending cases against them. Out of the 60 MLAs analysed by the Association for Democratic Reforms, only two have criminal cases pending against them. In the 2012 assembly, there was not a single MLA with a pending criminal case.