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Manipur health minister Jayentakumar Singh resigns citing ‘interference’ to his authority

Manipur Health And Family Welfare Minister Langpoklakpam Jayentakumar Singh Has Resigned Citing ‘interference’ To His Authority, A Month After Being Sworn In As The Minister.

PTI | Updated on: 15 Apr 2017, 08:14:51 AM
Manipur health minister Jayentakumar Singh resigns


Manipur Health and Family Welfare Minister Langpoklakpam Jayentakumar Singh has resigned citing ‘interference’ to his authority, a month after being sworn in as the minister.

According to a copy of the resignation letter which was made available to the press tonight, Jayentakumar Singh, an NPP leader, resigned on Friday.

Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Singh, however, told PTI that he neither received the health minister’s resignation letter nor has any information about it.

Nongthombam Biren Singh was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Manipur on March 15 along with eight other ministers, including Jayentakumar.

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In the resignation letter to the Chief Minister, Jayentakumar said that he had been working with “certain visions”.

However, he said, “I may not be able to get (the) visions materialised as expected since there have been so many interference to my authority.... I am, therefore, taking the step to tender my resignation.”

Jayentakumar did not mention what kind of interference he had faced. He was also not available for comment. He was elected from Keishamthong constituency in Imphal West district.

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First Published : 15 Apr 2017, 08:07:00 AM