Manipur: After JD(U), NPF, Kuki People’s Alliance also extends support to BJP

Imphal: Kuki People’s Alliance (KPA) has extended its unconditional support to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the formation of a new government in Manipur. 

KPA president Tongmang Haokip, along with two newly-elected MLAs – Kimneo Haokip Hangshing and Chinlunthang – submitted their letter of support to Governor of Manipur La Ganesan at Raj Bhavan, Imphal, on Friday.

Later, talking to the Governor, Tongmang Haokip said the KPA has won both 46-Saikul and 60-Singhat Assembly seats in the recently-concluded Assembly elections. He said due to limited time in the formation of his party, only two candidates could file their nominations and both of them won in the election.

Earlier, Janata Dal (United) extended unconditional support to the BJP in the formation of a new government in the state. The Naga People’s Front (NPF) has also extended its support to the BJP. Similarly, independent MLA Sapam Nishikanta Singh of Keishamthong constituency also extended his support to BJP in Manipur.

Meanwhile, the National People’s Party (NPP), whose ties with the saffron party were severed ahead of the polls, has also expressed its willingness to support the BJP in forming the new government.

“If we are invited by the BJP to support in Manipur, then we will be happy to join the government,” says Meghalaya chief minister and NPP chief Conrad Sangma.

It may be recalled that the BJP received a thumping majority by winning 32 seats in the 60-member Manipur Legislative Assembly election.

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