BJP MLA resignations triggered others to quit in Manipur, says Conrad Sangma

BJP MLA resignations triggered others to quit in Manipur, says Conrad Sangma

Meghalaya Meghalaya

Conrad Sangma, the NPP chief and CM of Meghalaya faced the media to comment on the political erosion in a Manipur. "Yes the NPP withdrew support after the 3 BJP MLAs resigned". Sangma also admitted problems in the political coalition with BJP, "there has been a bit of friction between the NPP and other parties and we brought this to the notice of the Central leadership and efforts were on to resolve this". He further stated that the resignation by the BJP MLAs had triggered the sequence of events that followed and "therefore the NPP MLAs decided not to support".

So far, all the political parties deserted from the BJP coalition government in Manipur are all set to form the government by forging an alliance with the Congress, which clinched a single majority in the 2017 state Legislative Assembly election.

The state Deputy Chief Minister and the National People’s Party (NPP) leader Y. Joykumar Singh told InsideNE that a memorandum has already been sent to the Governor Najma Heptulla.

Also read: Manipur: BJP govt loses majority after 9 MLAs resign

The saffron party in Manipur, which won 21 seats in the last assembly election and formed the coalition government, had lost its majority after nine MLAs – three from BJP, four from NPP, one from TMC and one independent – quit the coalition on June 17th, 2020.

Earlier in Manipur

The BJP government in Manipur has lost majority when 9 MLAs in Manipur have resigned from the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) led government. Out of the 9 MLAs, 3 are from the BJP, 4 National People’s Party (NPP), 1 TMC and one independent.

The three Manipur BJP sitting MLAs joined the Congress party and four NPP members, including a minister, an independent MLA of Jiribam and TMC MLA of the coalition, withdrew support from the coalition govt and expressed support to the Congress party.

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