Caretaker Chief Minister N Biren Singh has been re-elected as Manipur’s chief minister, BJP sources said on Wednesday.

Earlier on Wednesday, N Biren Singh met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari in New Delhi. Singh will be meeting Union home minister Amit Shah later in the evening, a source told EastMojo.

“Met Shri @NBirenSingh Ji and congratulated him on @BJP4Manipur’s stupendous victory in the recently concluded Assembly Polls. Our Party is committed to working even harder to fulfil the aspirations of the people of Manipur,” tweeted PM Modi.

However, no official confirmation had been made by the BJP at the time of filing this report.

On Tuesday, state party chief A Sarda Devi along with Biren Singh and Th Biswajit Singh left for Delhi to meet the party’s central leaders to discuss the formation of the new government in Manipur.

Having secured 32 seats in the 12th Manipur Legislative Assembly elections, the BJP will form the government for a second term.

A former footballer and journalist-turned-politician, Biren Singh was first elected as a member of the Manipur Legislative Assembly in 2002 in a Democratic Revolutionary People’s Party from the Heingang constituency.

Later, he joined the Indian National Congress in 2003 and retained his seat in the 2007 state elections. The former minister quit the Congress party and joined the BJP in 2016.

In 2017, Biren Singh was re-elected for the fourth term from his home constituency and became the first BJP chief minister of Manipur.

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