Rajkumar Imo Singh, the son-in-law of Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh,
is contesting from Sagolband assembly constituency for the upcoming Manipur assembly elections. He is contesting against Congress’ Moirangthem Momo Singh.
Imo Singh, who was expelled from the Congress for 6 years in 2020, joined the BJP in November 2021.
So, what made Singh join the BJP in Manipur?
“We wanted to provide a very stable government. We had the BJP government in the last five years. I was in the Congress party but the government was not stable at all. We have joined the party because of the reason that the next five years should not only be a progressive government but we need to have a very stable government,” Imo Singh said in an interview to EastMojo.
Singh said that Manipur has seen a lot of development under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which is another reason for him to join the party.
Speaking of forming an alliance, Singh said the BJP would fight on all the 60 seats and hoped to win in more than 30 seats. He also said it is Central leadership that would decide if the BJP in Manipur forms an alliance with the JDU or NPP.
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