Imphal: Nongthombam Biren Singh will likely remain as the chief minister of Manipur for the straight second term if the BJP comes to power and form the government following the upcoming election in the northeastern state.

As per reports, BJP spokesperson and in-charge of Manipur Sambit Patra hinted while addressing an election gathering at Langthabal in Imphal West district on Monday, that the party would form the next government under the leadership of N Biren Singh.

Patra also stated that the party will wins the election in Manipur with two-thirds majority and form an able government under Biren Singh’s leadership, the report said.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, state party chief A Sharda Devi, CM Biren Singh were among other party leaders present during the election gathering.

Taking to his Twitter handle, Rajnath Singh said, “The entire northeast, including Manipur, can be developed as a ‘Tourist Hub’. The BJP led governments are working towards this end.”

“I congratulate the chief minister, Shri @NBirenSingh for improving the delivery mechanism in the state of Manipur,” Singh added.

It maybe noted that so far the BJP has not announced the face of the next chief ministerial candidate for the upcoming election.

The BJP is contesting in all the 60-seat Manipur Assembly constituencies in the two phased polls to be held on February 28 and March 5.

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