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Cloud still looms over government formation in Manipur

Incumbent Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh Had Already Staked Claim On Sunday Night While N Biren Singh Met The Governor.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Vikas Mehta | Updated on: 14 Mar 2017, 08:44:50 AM

New Delhi:

Despite the claims are being made from both the major parties, Congress and BJP,that they are enjoying absolute majority in the Manipur assembly, BJP has named N Biren singh as its chief ministerial candidate after receiving the assurance from the governor Najma Heptullah that the latter is satisfied with the numbers.

Incumbent Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh had already staked claim on Sunday night while N Biren Singh met the Governor.

Now, it is being said that Governor Najma Heptullah does not want to take any decision in hurry as per sources Raj Bhavan sources, the governor asked chief minister Ibobi Singh to bring NPP MLAs to Raj bhawan so she can ensure a stable government in the state. Ibobi singh had produced a letter of NPP MLAs on an ordinary piece of paper stating that party wants to support congress-led government in the state. 

Minister of state for environment Prakash Javdekar said that BJP would form teh government in state in teh leadership of N-Biren singh after meeting the Governor.

The Governor had said it was her duty to cross check claims and counter-claims and that she would not accept an ordinary piece of paper as the “letter of support” unless she meets the NPP MLAs, the source said.

After getting fractured mandate in the state, BJP and Congress rushed to stake claims that they have the magic numbers and can give a stable government in the state. 

Outgoing Manipur Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh resigned today after Governor Najma Heptullah said she could not start the process of government formation in the state that has got a hung Assembly, till he quits.

Also Read | Manipur hung assembly: CM Ibobi Singh resigns, BJP stakes claim to form government

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First Published : 14 Mar 2017, 07:20:00 AM

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