Singh’s name as the CM was announced by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman after a closed-door meeting with all BJP MLAs of the state.
The two central ministers were accompanied by caretaker Chief Minister N Biren Singh and legislators Th Bishwajit and Y Khemchand, who had gone to New Delhi on Saturday.
Brinda claimed that she is the first person in the state's history to have contested the assembly election without incurring any expenditure.
The trio would meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah, BJP national president JP Nadda and party’s general secretary (organisation) BL Santhosh.
Police said a recent video of the MLA's victory procession showed the NPP workers brandishing guns and firing in the air.
Manipur Chief Minister (until at least the new cabinet is formed) N Biren Singh is not surprised that his party, BJP, has managed to retain power.
Of the 60 members of the new Manipur Assembly, as many as 48 are crorepatis with average assets of winning candidates amounting to Rs 3.75 crore.
The JDU bagged six seats, one more than the Congress which had ruled the North-eastern state for 15 years in a row since 2002.
BJP Manipur president A Sharda Devi said the party’s parliamentary board would decide on the next CM candidate in consultation with the state unit.
National People's Party, a partner in the existing government which won seven seats in the just-concluded state poll, will not be a part of the new dispensation.
The BJP on Thursday coasted to victory in the insurgency-hit Manipur, picking up 32 seats in the House of 60 members.
The victory of the Kuki People’s Alliance suggests if the Naga People’s Front (NPF) wins in the Naga-majority hills, a Kuki party is successful in the Kuki-majority areas.
Some of the BJP MLAs expressed confidence that the saffron wave will also sweep Jharkhand in the next assembly polls.
The 61-year-old has been widely credited for bringing peace and bridging the divide between the people of the valley and the hills, in this insurgency-hit, multi-ethnic state during his tenure as CM.
The party has decided to dump the National People’s Party (NPP) with which it had a torrid time in the past two years.
Counting of votes for 60 assembly seats in Manipur began at 8 am on Thursday under tight security and strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols, officials said.
Political parties were bracing for the election results in the crucial states of UP, Punjab and politically volatile Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur, sending out feelers for possible post-poll tie-ups.
Though the JD(U) is a BJP ally, it has fought the assembly polls in states like Manipur and Uttar Pradesh on its own after its senior partner turned down its offer of an alliance.
Even if it does not touch the halfway mark of 30, the general perception is that it will emerge as the single largest party.
Despite fractured predictions of exit polls, BJP, Congress confident of forming government in Manipur
Manipur witnessed a hung Assembly in the previous polls in 2017, and this time too most of the exit polls' predictions indicate another hung house.