Manipur Chief Minister Biren Singh proves majority, says it is success of PM Modi and people

BJP wins trust vote in Manipur Assembly.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March 20, 2017 4:20 pm
Manipur elections, Manipur floor test, Manipur election results, Nongthombam Biren Singh, N Biren Singh, floor test in Manipur, BJP in Manipur, Congress-BJP-Manipur, india news, indian express New Chief Minister of Manipur N Biren Singh after taking the oath of office during his swearing-in ceremony in Imphal on Wednesday. (Source: PTI)

Manipur Chief Minister Biren Singh Monday proved his majority in the 60-member state Assembly by winning the trust vote. He won the vote of confidence through a voice vote which saw 32 legislators vote in favour and 27 against him. A Congress MLA denied the party whip and cross-voted in favour of the BJP-alliance, news channel NDTV reported. BJP lawmaker V Hangkhanlian, who was sworn in as the Protem Speaker on Sunday, oversaw the proceedings.

The BJP won 21 seats in the recently concluded state elections, ten short of the halfway mark. It, however, entered into a post-poll alliance with regional parties to stake claim to form the government. Former chief minister Ibobi Singh of the Congress, which emerged as the single largest party by winning 28 seats, failed to prove his majority before Governor Najma Heptulla. On Saturday, newly elected Manipur BJP legislators were lodged in a Guwahati hotel along with an Independent and a Trinamool Congress lawmaker to avoid getting poached.

On Sunday, the economic blockade imposed by the United Naga Council was lifted. The blockage, which lasted for over 100 days, prevented movement of essential goods. Lifting the blockade was a key poll promise made by the BJP.

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First Published on: March 20, 2017 12:59 pm
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    IML sood
    Mar 20, 2017 at 2:14 pm
    After a resounded defeat in Goa episode, why Cong did not arroached SC about Manipur with its learned lawyer who predicted that Panikkar may enjoy his Sultanate of Goa for two days, but proved utterly wrong. Could he show is guts again? A sore loser tactics does not help.
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      IML sood
      Mar 20, 2017 at 2:18 pm
      Can someone help Subbu with some Barnol tubes in charity as his back burning is becoming out of control and it may not come to his heart which may become incurable.
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        Javed Ansari
        Mar 20, 2017 at 8:41 am
        Join ho Modiji.
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          Ashok
          Mar 20, 2017 at 7:00 pm
          Naga ko bech diya area
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            SubbuI
            Mar 20, 2017 at 1:04 pm
            YES. BE IT MANIPUR FROM 23/60 TO 32/60 OR GOA FROM 13/40 TO 23/40 OR lt;br/gt;325/403 BY WHAT EVER MEANS. HOOK OR CROOK OR DIVIDE OR BLACK MAIL ONLY NALAYAK NMODI CAN DO IT. BUT WHEN JUBLI SUPER STAR RAJESH KHANNA BECAME OVER SMART THE PRODUCERS WENT FOR AMITABH BACHAN AND MADE HIM SUPERSTAR.RSS IS DOING SAME MODI TO YOGI. YOGI IS FAVORITE FOR 2019 P.M CANDIDATURE.I BET ON THAT?
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              vvvvv
              Mar 20, 2017 at 12:44 pm
              11th April Death of Democracy in india By BJP Responsoble persons Amit Shah and BJP they ruin the democracy as they done in Gujrath.. Blak Day in indian history.... Sorry for who loves democracy.. JAi Hind
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                vvvvv
                Mar 20, 2017 at 12:43 pm
                11th April Death of Democracy in india By BJP Responsoble persons Amit Shah and BJP they ruin the democracy as they done in Gujrath.. Blak Day in indian history.... Sorry for who loves democracy.. JAi Hind
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                  vvvvv
                  Mar 20, 2017 at 12:43 pm
                  11th April Death of Democracy in india By BJP Responsoble persons Amit Shah and BJP they ruin the democracy as they done in Gujrath.. Blak Day in indian history.... Sorry for who loves democracy.. JAi Hind
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                    Atheist
                    Mar 20, 2017 at 8:02 pm
                    Pappu namesake spotted
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                      Jai hind
                      Mar 20, 2017 at 2:10 pm
                      but its BJP who was invited first to form the government by the president ,.when they informed their helplessness they invited congress. My dear there are some ethics and formalities in every thing ....lets see i.n next LS poll .because majority wanted congress to be in power
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                        Jai hind
                        Mar 20, 2017 at 2:11 pm
                        people have kept it in their mind they will show the real face in LSgt; kisi aur ka haq taqt se cheenlena mana kiya hai baghvan ne bhi
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                          Tushar
                          Mar 20, 2017 at 11:28 am
                          Horse Trade horse trade 😂😂😂 and now talking as if u hve achieved it through ur incu mben cy Lol ...fortunate for u that Congress did dnt have money .... .any ways let all the North East countries taste the RSS recipe .... And realize it
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                            Champa Bai
                            Mar 20, 2017 at 8:56 am
                            khangress mukt bharat ka sapna sach hota dikh raha hai
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                              Ananth
                              Mar 20, 2017 at 12:33 pm
                              So has been the case with Congress party ruling India from 2004 to 2014. UPA1 was cobbled in post poll. So if it is OK for that minority government thenwhy not the same tactic adpted by BJP should be considered different.
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                                L bhadrapati Devi
                                Mar 20, 2017 at 4:00 pm
                                Let us make this govt. a stable govt.
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                                  Anand
                                  Mar 20, 2017 at 9:56 am
                                  Great news. Now out of seven north eastern states three are saffronised. Next tripura is sure to fall into the hands of BJP. BJP is growing in strength.
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                                    Rajeev
                                    Mar 20, 2017 at 11:36 am
                                    This is not the Government People voted. This is Coup and Hijack of Democracy. Bhakta India is watching and sooner or later you guys are required o show what you have done in Ground to ensure Next Central Government Election is not going that easy
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                                      V.V.S. Prasad
                                      Mar 20, 2017 at 2:30 pm
                                      The Governors of both Goa and Manipur murdered democracy by calling the majority elected for CM post.
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                                        Sreesheel Sreekumar
                                        Mar 20, 2017 at 1:56 pm
                                        Ibobi Singh ruled Manipur for three straight terms, with no opposition ! With 85% hindus in Tripura, dislodging Manik Sarkar is possible ! He maybe a person with clean image, but has done nothing worthwhile for the state all these years !
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                                          ASHOK
                                          Mar 20, 2017 at 9:48 am
                                          FEKU HAS STARTED FOOLING EVEN THE ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES.LARGEST PARTY SHOULD HAVE BEEN CALLED BY THE GOVERNOR TO FORM THE GOVERNMENT.
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                                            vicki Sharma
                                            Mar 20, 2017 at 8:41 pm
                                            "fracture"mandate where Bhrastachar janani Party (BJP) was distant second. Isn't it?
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