Ginsuanhau Zou was elected as an unopposed candidate from Singhat assembly constituency Credit: EastMojo image

Imphal: Newly elected BJP MLA Ginsuanhau Zou was sworn-in as a member of Manipur Legislative Assembly on Wednesday.

The Speaker, Yumnam Khhemchand administered the oath of office in secrecy in the presence of other members while maintaining COVID-19 SoPs.

Ginsuanhau was elected unopposed from Singhat assembly constituency after his opponent withdrew from the by-election.

The Opposition Congress did not field candidate in the Singhat AC.

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Newly sowrn-in BJP MLA Ginsuanhau Zou on Wednesday

Speaking with media persons after the ceremony, Zou expressed his gratitude to his party and chief minister N Biren Singh for their effort.

“By the grace of God and his will, I got elected as an MLA. And also, with the blessings and love from the 26,000 voters from my Singhat constituency, I was elected as unopposed,” said Zou.

Zou promised to do his best for the development of his constituency; This is his third win. He was first elected on a Congress ticket in 2012 and re-elected in the 2017 assembly election.

Zou later joined the BJP along with four other Congressmen for which he was disqualified under the anti-defection law in August.

The by-election for the remaining four ACs will be held on November 7.

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