Amid the media report that at least eight Congress MLAs in Manipur are set to join the BJP, AICC leader Bhakta Charan Das has said that no Congress MLA has left the party in Manipur.
Das, who is camping in Imphal to resolve the political crisis in the party’s state unit, however, on Friday admitted that MPCC president Govindas Konthoujam had submitted his resignation letter to party chief Sonia Gandhi.
He said that Konthoujam had so far not left the party.
Das told reporters in Imphal that a new president would be elected within seven days.
He said that he had spoken to the party MLAs either in person or over the phone.
A few of them, including K. Joykishan, a high-profile MLA, would be meeting him for further discussions, Das said.
“All problems in the Congress party are being amicably resolved. All of us are working out a strategy for winning the March 2022 Assembly election so that Congress can stage a comeback. A prominent Congressman will be elected the new president so that the party wins majority in the forthcoming election,” The Hindu quoted Das as saying.
He added that senior MLAs and others were working together to strengthen the party.
Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Thursday claimed that at least six Congress MLAs would be joining the BJP soon.
He indicated that even if the Supreme Court disqualified the 12 party MLAs who were appointed as Parliamentary Secretaries, the BJP-led coalition Ministry will continue to remain firmly in the saddle.
The court is set to announce its judgment in the case on July 26.