Imphal: The Janata Dal (United) will support the BJP in Manipur, party chief Nitish Kumar said.

On Saturday, the Bihar chief minister resolved to extend support to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in forming the next government in Manipur. After the BJP and NPP, the JD(U) came third with six seats in the 12th Manipur legislative assembly elections.

“In the interest of the people of Manipur, the JD(U) has decided to give support to the BJP in the formation of the government. The JD(U) would like to appeal to the BJP to honour the mandate reposed on the party and fulfil the hopes and aspiration of the people of Manipur,” said Mohammad Nisar, party’s national office secretary in a press statement.

As per the statement, the party legislators unanimously elected Khumukcham Joykisan Singh as the leader of the legislature party of JD(U) in the presence of Afaque Ahmad Khan, national general secretary and in-charge northeast among other party leaders.

The JD(U) also appointed Ngursanglur Sanate and Mohd Abdul Nasir as the deputy leader of the legislature party and the chief whip of its party respectively.

It may be noted that the six seats the JD(U) won in Manipur are from Churachandpur, Jiribam, Lilong, Thangmeiband, Tipaimukh and Wangkhei constituencies.

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