The N Biren Singh government in Manipur on the verge of completing its one year in office is up for trouble with the Naga People’s Front (NPF), a coalition partner in Manipur, has decided to withdraw support to the BJP-led coalition government in Manipur.
The NPF, which has four MLAs in Manipur, and also a ruling partner in the Nagaland Government and the Centre, said on Monday that it will cease to be in the coalition after the Nagaland polls slated for February 27.
However, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) general secretary in Manipur, N Nimbus Singh earlier on Sunday had said that the recent split between NPF and BJP in Nagaland will not affect the coalition government in Manipur.
Notably, among the four NPF MLAs, Losii Dikho holds the Public Health and Engineering Department, Printing and Stationary. The remaining three – Awangbow Newmai, Khasim Vashum and K Leishiyo -were parliamentary secretaries before the posts were discontinued last year.