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Congress MLA resigns from Manipur Asssembly, to join BJP

Congress MLA Z Kikhonbou Newmai is likely to join BJP before the announcement of the ensuing Manipur Assembly elections which will be held in March 2017.

Congress MLA Z Kikhonbou Newmai who was elected from Tamei Assembly constituency of Manipur’s Tamenglong district on Wednesday submitted his resignation letter from both the membership of the legislature and Congress, a party spokesperson said.

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T N Haokip, President of Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee told PTI that resigntion of Newmai from Congress will not affect the state government led by O Ibobi Singh as the total strenght of Congess in Manipur Assembly stood at 47 which is more than the required strenght of majority in the house.

Newmai is likely to join BJP before the announcement of the ensuing Manipur Assembly elections which will be held in March 2017.