The Congress failed to retain majority in the 60-member Manipur Assembly, bringing curtains on Ibobi’s tenure as the chief minister and the party’s consecutive governments in the state.
– Singh was appointed as minister of state for Vigilance in 2003.
Noting that the Congress Party “complains a bit too much”, he further said it “unsuccessfully” petitioned before the Supreme Court and also attempted to raise issues in the Lok Sabha.
“So when there is a clear alliance of 21, which is a majority, who appeared in person before the Governor and who have also given written letters of support, how could the Governor have invited a minority when there is a majority claim before him”, he said.
Regional parties Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party – which had dominated state politics – won only 47 and 19 seats respectively. A delegation of BJP and parties supporting it called on the Governor.
State Congress general secretary Vidyapati Gautam accused the BJP of indulging in “horse trading”.
NPF will be the part of the BJP led government. Sharmila contested from Thoubal assembly constituency and lost to chief minister Okram Ibobi.
In his meeting with Heptullah last night, he claimed to have the support of four National People’s Party MLAs.
– In 2016 Singh joined the BJP after leaving the Congress. With Rabindro’s joining, the strength of BJP has gone up to 32 (31+1). He will be arriving tomorrow (Monday), he added. “It’s very hard to stake claim in Goa as Governor appointed Parrikar as CM”.
Imphal: The BJP is within a striking distance of forming a government in Manipur for the first time though it emerged as the second largest party after the Congress, provided it is able to enlist support of three NDA partners.
The infamous episode of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi publically scolding then Andhra Pradesh chief minister T Anjaiah in 1982 ended up hurting the party in the state election an year later. Parrikar will resign from the post before taking oath as the Goa CM.
Its party vice-president, Rahul Gandhi, told journalists outside parliament on Tuesday that the BJP is using money power to steal the mandate in Goa and Manipur. In the results declared on Saturday, Congress won most number of seats with 28, followed by the BJP with 21.
“I am ready for a floor test and I have the numbers with me”, he said.