The Congress in Manipur , is all set to make a grand comeback , under the former Chief Minister, Okram Ibobi Singh .
9 MLAs from the opposition , including 3 BJP legislators had given their resignation in order to join the State Congress.
As per reports , the party leaders will claim that they have the required numbers to form the government and meet Manipur Government on 18th of June , 2020.
4 legislators from the National People’s Party (NPP) including 3 ministers :
1. Health and Family Welfare Minister-L Jayantakumar Singh
2. Deputy Chief Minister- Yumnam Joykumar Singh
3. YAS Minister- Letpao Haokip
4. Tribal Affairs Minister – N Kayisii
Withdrew support from the BJP – led government in Manipur.
The independent MLA from Jiribham and Trinamool Congress , had expressed to support Congress .
Since October last year , there were visible differences amongst , when the Chief Minister N Biren Singh and Public Works Minister Th Biswajit Singh , had landed in New Delhi separately to meet the senior party leaders on clearing out the differences. These differnces acted as a roadmap for the Congress Party to claim support to form government, gradually with time.
“The beginning of downfall of BJP rule in India happens today in Imphal , Manipur . Very soon , there will be people’s true government which is the new Congress – led coalition government in Manipur” , said Ningobam Bupenda Meitei , Manipur Congress Spokesperson.
“I am confident that three-time Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh will become the new CM of Manipur. Today masks the dust of Modi regime in India for 2024. Today is the new beginning of India. Today is the new sunrise for Manipur” Meiti added.
Former Deputy Chief Minister Y Joykumar Singh had officially announced his resignation from the post cause of disrespectful treatment to legislators. “Everyone is aware of the political development in the last few months in Manipur – with respect to the BJP-led government and the kind of treatment we received , including myself. We had deliberated in detail about what will be the best course of action for the party , keeping in mind the Assembly Elections , to be held in 2020. Therefore today we decided to withdraw our support to the BJP-led government ” , Singh had said.
The major challenge which awaits for the Congress is to win back the trust they had lost in 2017 Assembly Elections that had yielded a hung verdict.