Manipur: Lack of clarity over floor test post-MLA resignations?

Manipur: Lack of clarity over floor test post-MLA resignations?

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After the political parties deserted from the BJP coalition government in Manipur, the new alliance looked forward to forming the government by forging an alliance with the Congress, which clinched a single majority in the 2017 state Legislative Assembly election. Congress welcomed the move, Ningombam Bupenda Meitei, Manipur Congress spokesperson said, “It is a historic day today on June 18 that Congress-led coalition parties have gone to Manipur’s Raj Bhavan to stake a claim for the new govt. under the leadership of Shri Okram Ibobi Singh & requested Governor for special assembly for a vote of no confidence.”

Conrad Sangma, the NPP chief and CM of Meghalaya also commented 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”.

Also read: BJP wins lone RS seat in Manipur amid political turmoil, NPP secures Meghalaya

After the BJP won the lone Rajya Sabha seats, it might seem like a setback for the Secular Progressive Front (SPF) where the opposing Congress is forming an alliance in Manipur.

So far, there has been a lack of clarity regarding the new government taking place or whether the status quo remains. Speaking to Inside Northeast, Y. Joykumar Singh, Deputy Chief Minister "We are yet to clarify whether we will have a floor test". Another interesting facet of the political developments has been that the MLAs who broke away from the coalition are camping together in Manipur. This has been confirmed to us by Joykumar Singh himself.

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Edited By: Admin
Published On: Jun 22, 2020