In the last Assembly election, BJP won 32 seats out of 60 seats after the result declared 6 JDU MLA and 2 MLA of KPA, 5 NPP and 1 Independent MLA decided to support BJP to form a new government. But the main question is who will be going to next chief Minister of Manipur?
According to the party sources, both N. Biren Singh and Biswajit Singh are said to be in the running for the CM’s post in Manipur. The party fought the polls under the leadership of N Biren Singh, who had campaigned across the state and Thongam Biswajit Singh, fourth-time MLA and a cabinet minister in the previous government were first elected as an MLA on the Trinamool Congress (TMC) ticket from Thongju constituency in 2012. He later defected to the BJP along with another TMC MLA Kh Joykishan Singh. They were subsequently disqualified under the anti-defection law. But again in 2017, Biswajit was re-elected in the by-election and became the first BJP party MLA in Manipur after 2002.
On Thursday Biswajit Singh refused to speculation his name as a CM race, He told “I don’t want to comment on that (on reports that he is in the race to become the next Chief Minister of Manipur). We don’t have any group, among ourselves, that is for sure. The BJP is a democratic party, and leadership will decide this”. News agency ANI reported it.
After the election results were announced, Biren Singh, Thongam Biswajit and BJP state president A Sharda Devi had gone to Delhi on March 15. The three returned to Manipur’s capital Imphal on March 17. Both the leaders were again met with the BJP’s central leadership Saturday to the discussed formation of a new government, BJP sources said.
The BJP appointed Union ministers Nirmala Sitharaman and Kiren Rijiju as observers and co-observer for the legislative party leader’s election on 14th March. Both the central observers will come today along with N Biren Singh and Biswajit Singh. The meeting is likely to be conducted by 3 P.M a report from BJP Sources.