Advertisement
Tuesday, Sep 28, 2021
Outlook.com
Outlook.com

BJP-led govt in Manipur in trouble as 3 MLAs quit, 6 others withdraw support

BJP-led govt in Manipur in trouble as 3 MLAs quit, 6 others withdraw support
outlookindia.com
1970-01-01T05:30:00+0530
BJP-led govt in Manipur in trouble as 3 MLAs quit, 6 others withdraw support

Imphal, June 17 (IANS) The BJP-led coalition government in Manipur headed by Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Wednesday night fell in serious political trouble after three ruling party MLAs resigned and six other legislators withdrew support from the government.

After the latest political development, the strength of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led alliance government has been reduced to a minority in the 60-member Assembly, effective strength of which is 59 after Shyamkumar Singh of Andro Assembly constituency, who had defected to the BJP from Congress, was disqualified.

Led by Deputy Chief Minister Y. Joykumar, the four MLAs (including three ministers) belonging to the National People''s Party (NPP), the lone Trinamool Congress member and an independent MLA from Jiribam withdrew their support from the BJP-led government, which has been facing political trouble since January this year.

With three BJP MLAs joining Congress, the latter now has 24 members in the Assembly even though former Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh claimed the effective strength of the party was now 27.

Manipur''s Assembly elections in 2017 had yielded a hung verdict, with the Congress emerging as the single largest party with 28 MLAs in the house of 60. The BJP had 21 MLAs.

The Manipur High Court on June 8 ordered restraining seven Congress MLAs, who in 2017 joined the BJP, from entering the state Assembly till the Speaker''s tribunal heard their disqualification case.

The seven Congress MLAs had joined the BJP as it was short of 10 MLAs to form the government in the 60-member house after the 2017 Assembly polls.

However, the BJP formed the government with the support of rebel Congress MLAs, apart from the National People''s Party (NPP), headed by Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma, and the Naga People''s Front.

--IANS

sc/arm


Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: IANS

More from Website

Aviation Employees To Be Tested For Drugs From Next Year: DGCA

Aviation Employees To Be Tested For Drugs From Next Year: DGCA

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation stated the aviation employees would be test for drugs before being employed by their respective aviation companies from next year.

K'taka Govt Is Seriously Considering Bringing In Law Against Religious Conversion: CM Basavaraj Bommai

K'taka Govt Is Seriously Considering Bringing In Law Against Religious Conversion: CM Basavaraj Bommai

Either by force or through inducement in the state, the Karnataka government would bring the law, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said.

IPL 2021, Live Cricket Scores, KKR Vs DC: Kolkata Knight Riders Have An Eye On Playoffs

IPL 2021, Live Cricket Scores, KKR Vs DC: Kolkata Knight Riders Have An Eye On Playoffs

Follow here live cricket scores and updates of KKR vs DC. Delhi Capitals are unbeaten in the UAE leg of IPL 2021.

More from Outlook Magazine

Out Of Tune: Indie Musicians Seek Protection From Heckling And Abuse At Gigs

Out Of Tune: Indie Musicians Seek Protection From Heckling And Abuse At Gigs

Performers’ safety can only be ensured through street cred and holding organisers accountable.

Smoke And Mirrors: Smog Towers To Clean Up Dirty Air Is A Polluted Idea

Smoke And Mirrors: Smog Towers To Clean Up Dirty Air Is A Polluted Idea

The concept of vacuuming air in the open is not a practical solution to combat air pollution.

Sentry Duty On High Seas: Any Move To Contain China Is Welcome

Sentry Duty On High Seas: Any Move To Contain China Is Welcome

China, Afghanistan and the Quad are the pressing issues that form the backdrop of PM Modi’s first in-person meeting with Joe Biden

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement