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9 MLAs Withdraw Support To BJP Government, Join Congress In Manipur

Independent MLA of Jiribam and Trinamool Congress MLA has also withdrawn support to the BJP-led coalition government and expressed support to the Congress

 

MANIPUR| On Wednesday nine MLA’s, including three BJP legislators dealt a huge blow to the N Biren Singh-led BJP Government by resigning and joining the Congress in Manipur.

Four members of National People’s Party (NPP), a coalition party of BJP government in the state, including Health Minister L Jayantakumar Singh, Deputy Chief Minister Y Joykumar Singh, Tribal Affairs minister N Kayisii, YAS Minister Letpao Haokip, withdrew support to the BJP.

The state’s lone independent MLA of Jiribam and Trinamool Congress MLA has also withdrawn support to the BJP-led coalition government and expressed support to the Congress.

In a press meet, Deputy Chief Minister Y Joykumar Singh officially announced the withdrawal of his support to the BJP.

Joykumar while talking to the press said, “Everyone is aware of the political development in the last few months in Manipur, with respect to this BJP-led government and the kind of treatment we received, including myself.”

He further added, “We had deliberated in details about what will be the best course of action for the party keeping in particular the Assembly to be held in early 2022. Therefore, today we decided to withdraw our support to this BJP-led government, and the ministers resigned from ministership.”

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