No alliance with NPP in Manipur, nod to BJP leader N Biren Singh

Imphal: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Friday confirmed that the party will not form a coalition government with the National People’s Party (NPP) in the state. NPP has emerged as the second political party by winning 7 out of 60 seats in the 2022 Manipur Assembly elections.

“BJP has got absolute majority (32 seats) in Manipur. We are not going to have any alliance with NPP. NPF maybe and some independent candidates also expressed their willingness to support us. Decision will be taken in consultation with central leaders. ,” said Singh.

Earlier in the day, N Biren Singh submitted his resignation to the governor and said, “The governor had asked me to continue till the swearing-in of the new government. Our assembly will run till March 19, so the swearing-in ceremony will take place accordingly.” . ”

Both sides endured strained relations over the past two years. Four NPP MLAs had quit the coalition government before returning a few days later following the intervention of Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

N. Biren Singh won from Hingang constituency with 24,814 defeating Congress candidate Pangejam Saratchandra Singh, who won by a mere 6,543 votes.

First published:March 11, 2022, 5:43 pm

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