Manipur BJP govt stable as NPP decides to continue support

The breakthrough came after a meeting with home minister Amit Shan and BJP chief JP Nadda in Delhi. NEDA Converter Himanta Biswa Sarma played a crucial role in breaking the impasse

Vangamla Salle K S

Vangamla Salle K S

Imphal: After days of speculation and much drama in Manipur, the National People’s Party (NPP) came around and have decided to continue their support to the N Biren Singh-led coalition government.

The breakthrough came after convenor of North-East Democratic Alliance (NEDA), Hemanta Biswa Sarma and NPP delegation led by Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma met home minister, Amit Shah, in New Delhi. They also met BJP chief JP Nadda.

The NPP MLAs exited from former CM and Congress leader Okram Ibobi Singh camp on Tuesday.

“NPP will continue to support BJP govt in Manipur for the development of Manipur, Sarma tweeted.

NPP decided to continue to support BJP-led govt in Manipur
NPP decided to continue to support BJP-led govt in Manipur Twitter

NPP Chief and Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma also tweeted, "A positive meeting took place between @JPNadda ji and @himantabiswa ji and the NPP delegation and we have decided to continue to work together in the interest of people of Manipur."

A recent fallout in Manipur saw nine legislators, including three BJP MLAs, resign from the party. They withdrew their support to the BJP-led government. The NPP legislators had also joined hands with Opposition Congress under the Secular Progressive Front (SPF).

Senior Assam Minister and go-to man for BJP in the northeast once again saved the day. He spoke to all legislators and took them to Delhi to meet central leaders and managed to break the impasse.

NPP had earlier accused CM Biren Singh for functioning in an autocratic and undemocratic manner.

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