Imphal: BJP invited to form government in Manipur by governor Najma Heptuallah. NB Singh to be sworn in as Chief Minister on Wednesday at 8 am.
Union minister Piyush Goyal had confirmed his candidature as the CM of the state as well. In a statement to news agency ANI, Biren had said ,“I thank Amit Shah ji, Modi ji and senior leaders; left Congress due to misgovernance, sure that BJP will give good governance to Manipur.”
NB Singh while assuring to provide good governance on Tuesday said his party’s only motto is ‘ United Manipur’.
“Legally we have the right. We have to form the government in Manipur. My message to Manipur is please cooperate with the coming BJP government. We will serve the people of Manipur without making any difference, all will be treated equally. Basically our motto is united Manipur,” Singh told.
Lauding the popularity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Singh said the ‘Modi magic’ is driving the people of Manipur ‘crazy’.
“Right now, the state is bankrupt. So, our plan is to seek everything from the Centre because we do not have our own resources,” he added.
In Manipur, the BJP legislature party has unanimously elected N. Biren Singh as it leader. He was elected at a legislature party meeting in Imphal yesterday in the presence of central observers – Piyush Goyal and Vinay Sahasrabuddhe.
Outgoing Chief Minister O. Ibobi Singh resigned on Monday after Governor Najma Heptullah said she cannot start the process of government formation in the state till he quits.
The Congress had won 28 seats in Manipur, followed by the BJP 21. The NPP and the NPF have won four seats each, while the LJP and the Trinamool Congress have bagged one seat each.