Chief Minister N Biren Singh

Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh has said the political crisis in the state will settle down soon.

Singh said this on Friday after returning from Delhi where he met Union home minister Amit Shah and BJP president J P Nadda.

CM N Biren Singh visited Delhi after braving resignations by four ministers from ally National People’s Party (NPP) and their subsequent withdrawal of it following Shah’s intervention.

“Delhi visit was quite well and central leaders were very happy about the crucial victory in the Rajya Sabha election in Manipur,” he told reporters at Imphal airport on Friday.

Miffed at the functioning of chief minister Singh, the four NPP MLAs along with one All India Trinamool Congress MLA and one Independent legislator had withdrawn support to the coalition government on June 17.

The same day three BJP MLAs resigned both from the party and membership of the Manipur Legislative Assembly taking the party’s tally to 18 and the coalition’s total to 23.

Despite the developments, the BJP’s candidate secured a win in the Rajya Sabha polls on June 19 securing 28 votes to the Congress nominee’s 24.

The NPP legislator, however, later decided to back the BJP-led government after a party delegation led by Manipur Deputy CM Joy Kumar Singh met BJP president JP Nadda and Union home minister Amit Shah  in Delhi.


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