Internal crisis in Manipur govt deepens

Internal crisis in Manipur govt deepens

Manipur CM, N Biren Singh. (File Photo)

Newmai News Network
Imphal | June 14


With the internal crisis in the BJP-led coalition government deepened, more ministers and MLAs have rushed to New Delhi on Friday.


It can be noted here that chief minister N Biren Singh and speaker Y Khemchand had gone to the national capital on Thursday.


Sources said that the chief minister’s visit to the national capital was related with the discord among MLAs of BJP, the party leading the coalition government in the state, while the speaker was said to have been summoned by BJP national leaders reportedly to discuss and find a solution to the prevailing internal crisis in the party over power tussle.


Many ministers including deputy chief minister Y Joykumar and Th Bishwajit from whom the chief minister has removed finance, works and power portfolios have dashed to New Delhi on Friday.


The deputy chief minister is said to have rushed to New Delhi to meet leaders of NPP, the party he belongs to and discuss the political situation in the state after finance portfolio was removed from him by the chief minister.


Two other ministers from the NPP in the coalition government – health minister L Jayentakumar and tribal affairs minister N Kayishii – accompanied the deputy chief minister took the Indigo flight to Delhi.
Some ministers and MLAs from the BJP including Th Bishwajit have also rushed to the national capital.


Bishwajit has gone to the national capital to relay his position to the national leaders after works and power portfolios were removed from him by the chief minister.


It can be noted here that disgruntled MLAs of BJP are camping in the national capital and lobbying party national leaders to replace N Biren Singh as chief minister of Manipur.


Social welfare minister Nemcha Kipgen and BJP MLAs L Radhakishore and V Balte have also gone to New Delhi in the same flight (Air India) in which minister Bishwajit was on board.


Chief minister N Biren Singh who is facing revolt from his own party (BJP) to replace him had taken over the charges of finance, works and power portfolios from the deputy chief minister Y Joykumar and Th Bishwajit on Thursday.