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Manipur: KPA to support BJP government

By Sobhapati Samom Updated: Mar 18, 2022 10:33 pm
KPA president along with the two MLAs at the meeting with the governor in Imphal on Friday.

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Imphal, March 18 (EMN): Kuki People’s Alliance (KPA), a newly floated political party, which opened its account in the recently concluded assembly elections extended unconditional support to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the formation of a new government in Manipur.

President of KPA, Tongmang Haokip along with two newly elected MLAs — Kimneo Haokip Hangshing and Chinlunthang — submitted their letter of support to the state governor La Ganesan at Raj Bhavan in Imphal on Friday.

Kimneo Haokip Hangshing won the Saikul seat in Kangpokpi district by a margin of 1249 votes, while 46-year-old Chinlunthang beat his nearest rival, BJP’s sitting MLA Ginsuanhau, by 1919 votes in Singhat seat under Churachandpur district.

While submitting the letter of support to the governor, Haokip said, “due to limited time in the formation of the party, only two candidates filed and both of them won in the election”.

On March 12, Janata Dal (United), which emerged as third largest party in Manipur elections after BJP (32) and National People’s Party (7), also decided to give support to the BJP to honour the mandate reposed on the party and fulfil the hopes and aspiration of the people of Manipur.

The JD (U) had unanimously elected Kh Joykishan Singh, a three time MLA from Thangmeiband constituency in Imphal West district, as the party’s legislature leader.

Earlier, two independent MLAs Nishikant Singh Sapam (Keishamthong) and Haokholet Kipgen (Saitu) also conveyed their support to the BJP led government in Manipur.

On Thursday, the state’s caretaker chief minister, N Biren Singh, while returning back from Delhi, said that the parliamentary board will decide on the matter of the appointment of the next chief minister.

BJP Manipur president A Sharda Devi and senior BJP legislator Th Biswajit, who also attended the party’s meeting in Delhi, shared similar feelings when they interacted with media on their arrival at the airport near Imphal on Thursday.

By Sobhapati Samom Updated: Mar 18, 2022 10:33:29 pm