Amid strong speculation that he may resign today, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh is scheduled to meet Governor Anusuiya Uikey at 3 pm on Friday.
The development comes amid intense violence and ethnic clashes in the northeastern state of Manipur.
As per media reports, CM Biren Singh is expected to hand over his resignation to the Governor today after he was told that he could either quit or the Centre would take over.
Earlier, nine BJP legislators from Manipur wrote to PM Modi, saying that the people of the state had lost complete faith in the N Biren Singh-led government.
Following the news of Singh's resignation, a crowd of women reportedly gathered outside the Manipur Chief Minister’s residence and Raj Bhavan, urging him not to resign.
According to news agency PTI, they asked the CM to take a "firm stand against the troublemakers" instead.
Amid the escalating ethnic clashes in Manipur, exchange of fire between security forces and suspected rioters killed three more people on Thursday.
Ethnic clashes in Manipur
So far, over 100 deaths have been reported as the intense ethnic clashes between the Meitei and Kuki communities continue for almost two months.
The violence initially erupted on May 3 following the organization of a 'Tribal Solidarity March' in the hill districts.
The march was a response to the Meitei community's call for Scheduled Tribe (ST) status, which saw strong opposition from the tribal Kuki community.