Manipur Congress
Congress MLA K. Meghachandra talking to reporters. Image credit - Twitter

Manipur Congress on Tuesday filed ‘no-confidence’ motion against the BJP-led government in Manipur after meeting the State Assembly Speaker.

Informing this, Manipur Congress spokesperson Ningombam Bupenda Meitei on his Twitter handle said, “Today, Congress files No-confidence motion against BJP Government in Manipur. “

Talking to media persons, Congress MLA K. Meghachandra said Congress’ demand to transfer Zou drugs case to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is yet to be materialised.

Senior Congress MLAs K. Meghachandra and Th. Lokeshwar went to submit the notice for the ‘no-confidence’ motion to the Speaker in the Manipur Assembly on Tuesday.

The Opposition Congress expressed confidence over the ‘no-confidence’ motion in Manipur Legislative Assembly scheduled to be held on August 10, 2020.

“The Opposition Congress is confident of the No-confidence motion in Manipur Legislative Assembly on 10th August, 2020. Senior Congress MLAs K. Meghachandra & Th. Lokeshwar went to submit the notice for the No-confidence motion to Speaker in the Assembly today,” Meitei tweeted.

“The former Chief Minister of Manipur & CLP Leader O. Ibobi Singh is the Leader of the Opposition. Congress is the single largest party in the House,” said Meitei.

The BJP government in Manipur, led by chief minister N Biren Singh, was in trouble in June after 3 BJP MLAs and 6 other MLAs including NPP ministers withdrew their support.

However, the crisis was over after all the four NPP MLAs submitted a letter to governor Najma Heptulla backing embattled chief minister N Biren.

The effective strength of the House was reduced to 52 after the resignation and disqualification of MLAs and N Biren needed the support of 27 MLAs for his government to remain in power.

N Biren now has the backing of 18 MLAs of the BJP, four each of the NPP and Naga People’s Front and one of the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP).

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