Manipur BJP Chief Minister N Biren Singh wins trust vote in assembly

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led coalition government in Manipur, headed by Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Singh, is confident of winning the crucial floor test in State Assembly hall here tomorrow. On Sunday 60 elected members Manipur assembly were sworn in. The party, which was the second largest with 21 seats out of the 60 in the state assembly, needs another 10 to prove majority.

While Congress had won the most number of seats in Assembly election 2017 with 28 constituencies, the BJP had come forward to form the government.

But the BJP joined hands with the Naga People's Front (NPF) and National People's Party (NPP), which have four legislators each, as well as an independent and a member each from LJP and Trinamool.

The Congress too claimed to have the support of 32 MLAs.

At one point of time the chief minister and leader of the House Nongthombam Biren Singh had to intervene, urging the pro tem Speaker to deal with the matter according to the law. Joykisan Singh for secret ballot for the trust vote, and ruled in favour of voice vote. The government's priority is to develop infrastructure in the hills.

However, Robindro Singh said he did.

State Chief Minister Biren Singh moved the motion of confidence on the council of ministers led by him and the motion was carried by voice vote.

The governor will address the House and the new government will present its first budget tomorrow.

Governor Najma Heptulla on Tuesday said the government will try its best to make Manipur a blockade and bandh-free state to ensure its all-round development.

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