Imphal: The BJP is forming government in Manipur in alliance with small regional parties. The BJP is forming government in Manipur in alliance with small regional parties. It was a historic moment for the BJP on Wednesday, when party leader Nongthombam Biren Singh took oath as the Chief Minister of Manipur.
This is the first time that BJP has come to power in the state, which had been a Congress bastion. A floor test awaits them. BJP had won 21 seats and made a bid for power claiming it has the support of 33 legislators in the 60-member assembly.
Biren Singh was elected unanimously as the leader of the BJP legislature party, and had staked claim to form the government after meeting the Governor on Tuesday. The Congress had emerged as the largest party in the state winning 28 seats, but the party fell short of majority.