The previous party president, N Loken Singh, tendered his resignation in March after the Congress suffered a humiliating defeat in the state Assembly elections.
Senior minister Th Biswajit Singh, who was in the race for the chief minister job, gets only four portfolios, down from seven in the last term.
The government has also reconstituted the anti-corruption cell in the chief minister’s office. The in-charge will be an officer not below the rank of administrative secretary
BJP MLAs Dr Sapam Ranjan Singh and Kongkham Robindro moved the motion nominating Satyabrata for the post of Speaker during the first session of the 12th state assembly.
A team of the six newly elected NPP MLAs led by the state party president N Kayisii called on Governor La Ganesan in the evening and submitted their letter of support.
The oath-taking ceremony was attended by BJP national president JP Nadda, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sharma, Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb among others
Senior minister Th Biswajit Singh and Speaker Yumnam Khemchand Singh lose out as BJP top leaders repose faith in Biren
KPA chief Tongmang Haokip, along with its two newly elected MLAs, submitted the party’s letter of support to the Manipur Governor. The BJP had won 32 seats in the 60-member Assembly in the recently concluded polls.
The incident comes a day after BJP central office appointed Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharam and Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju as central observers for the election of Manipur Legislature party leader.
The Caretaker CM said that the formation of a new government may take more time than usual as there are certain formalities that need to be completed.
The oath-taking ceremony of the protem speaker was attended by caretaker Chief Minister N Biren Singh, Th Biswajit Singh, Y Khemchand Singh, Govindas Konthoujam and L Sushindro Singh, among thers.
One polling station is in the Imphal valley while the remaining are in the hill districts of Churachandpur and Kangpokpi. Damaging of electronic voting machines and other malpractices were reported from these places
A team of Narcotics and Affairs of Border (NAB) seized 34 kg opium from a vehicle registered in the name of National People’s Party's Keishamthong MLA Langpoklakpam Jayanta Kumar Singh, said the police.
On Saturday, Sanga Hmar, the convenor of UPF, issued a release “appealing to all chiefs, village authorities, community leaders and the people at large” to support BJP candidates in UPF operational areas.
The villagers here hope that irrespective of who comes to power in Manipur after the polls, Nongpok Kakching will not be forgotten only to be remembered when Chanu comes home with another medal.
BJP supporters claimed that they were physically assaulted by supporters of an independent candidate without provocation.
While praising Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the chief minister says ‘there were prime ministers before too and people know well what they had got then’.
The Union minister said, “I can boldly say that violence in Manipur is at the lowest point today during the last five years. I assure you that the BJP will completely put an end to this violence to bring lasting peace in the region.”
While all the three sitting MLAs, including Deputy Chief Minister Y Joykumar, are being fielded again, only two women have got the party tickets. Two candidates are from hill districts.
He was speaking at Bose’s 125th birth anniversary celebration organised by the RSS on Sunday in Imphal East district.
MPCC general secretary (administration) Hareshwar Goshwami said that under Article XXVII(h) of the party constitution, a member can be suspended if s/he failed to attend party meetings thrice in a row.
The victims, Abujam John and Abujam Sashikanta, were shot by unknown armed assailants at Samurou Bazaar on Sunday night around 10 pm.
Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, who visited the deceased men’s families, condemned the incident and termed it an attack on BJP workers and said those responsible would not be spared.
Dr Chaltonlien Amo is the sitting MLA of Tipaimukh and was serving as the vice president of Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC).
“National parties have a vast scope. To be able to work for the people of the region, I have realised that it can be done only through a regional party,” D Korungthang said.