The Naga People’s Front (NPF) party on Saturday has decided to withdraw its support to the BJP led coalition government in Manipur.
Reports quoted NPF spokesperson Achumbembo Kikon as saying that after the NPF party members had a long meeting at its central office in Kohima, it had decided to withdraw its support from the BJP led government in Manipur.
NPF has been alleging that the BJP government has been ignoring the ideas and suggestions of the party.
Former Nagaland chief minister and NPF party leader T R Zeliang tweeted, “After an intense deliberation and review meeting with the party functionaries and the NPF MLAs of Manipur State, the NPF party has decided in principle to pull out our 4 NPF MLAs from the BJP led Govt. in Manipur headed by N Biren Singh soon after the LS election is completed.”
He further tweeted, “This decision at this juncture is necessitated due to the indifferent attitude of the BJP towards us, its coalition partner in Manipur and also in the State of Nagaland. Further implementation of this decision will be finalised after the Election process.”
However, this decision of the NPF will not make Biren Singh government a minority since the party has only four MLAs in the sixty-member Assembly.