BJP leader Biren Singh swears in as new Manipur CM

BJP leader N. Biren Singh was on Wednesday sworn in as the Chief Minister of Manipur.

Published: 15th March 2017 02:19 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th March 2017 04:50 PM   |  A+A-

BJP's N.Biren Singh sworn in as Chief Minister of Manipur. | Picture Courtesy: ANI


IMPHAL: BJP leader N. Biren Singh was on Wednesday sworn in as the Chief Minister of Manipur.

Y. Joykumar Singh of the National People's Party was sworn in as Deputy Chief Minister at the Raj Bhawan here.

However, BJP president Amit Shah, who left for state capital Imphal earlier, to attend the ceremony, had to return to New Delhi, following a technical glitch in his flight.

BJP, which won 21 seats in the Northeastern state had made a bid for forming the government and also requested the Governor Najma Heptulla to take the necessary steps.

Biren Singh, who was elected unanimously as the leader of the BJP legislature party, later staked claim to form the government after meeting Heptulla.

But it was Congress, which had emerged as the largest party in the state by winning 28 seats out of the 60-member assembly.

However, they fell short by three seats, as BJP amassed the support of 33 MLAs.

(With inputs from ANI)


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