After bagging a seat for the BJP in Heingang constituency, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh said the party will form the government and will also join hands with like-minded parties but not with the National People’s Party (NPP), its ally in the outgoing government.

Singh further assured that the new BJP government in the state will press the Centre to repeal AFSPA from Manipur and solve the issue of unemployment, especially for the state’s youth.

“The BJP government will go together will like-minded party. But I don’t believe that the BJP will go with the NPP,” he added.

He also assured to double and speed up developmental projects in both the hills and the valley in the state.

The BJP has so far won 13 seats and is leading in 12 seats, while the Congress and JD (U) have won three seats each.

Counting of votes for 60 assembly seats in Manipur began at 8 AM on Thursday under tight security and strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols.

Manipur election results live: CM wins Heingang; BJP secures 5 seats, JD(U) 3

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