The CPI has expressed shock at its "marginalisation" in Manipur assembly elections, saying the defeat reflects "total loss" of the party following.

The CPI had fancied putting on a good show in the recently held assembly polls in the state after having polled nearly 15 per cent of the votes during 2014 general elections.

"The defeat and marginalisation of CPI in Manipur is shocking. It was one state where CPI could poll almost 15 per cent of vote in last Parliament elections."

"It is a political defeat and total loss of Party following," the CPI said on Monday in a statement issued after two-day meeting of its national executive meeting here.

The meeting concluded on Sunday.

The CPI could not win even a single seat in 60-member Manipur assembly.