Himanta Biswa Sarma ensures no trouble for BJP-led govt in Manipur, Biren Singh to remain CM
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The troubled waters for the new BJP-led government in Manipur seem to have cooled down as Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma's National People's Party will continue to support the saffron party. This comes as a result of BJP troubleshooter in the northeast Himanta Biswa Sarma's two visits to imphal in three days, followed by a subsequent meeting in Delhi on Wednesday with Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
"A NPP delegation led by @SangmaConrad and Dy Chief Minister of Manipur Sri Y Joy Kumar Singh met Honble President of @BJP4India Sri @JPNadda ji today in New Delhi. NPP will continue to support BJP govt in Manipur for the development of Manipur," Sarma tweeted after the meeting with Shah.
The Manipur government headed by Chief Minister N Biren Singh was plunged into crisis recently after four NPP and three BJP MLAs withdrew their support from it.
Himanta Sarma, BJP's trouble-shooter and convenor of the North East Democratic Alliance which comprises of the BJP and its allies in the Northeastern states, took an NPP delegation for a meeting with Shah.
"NPP delegation led by Sangma Conrad and Dy Chief Minister of Manipur Y Joy Kumar Singh met Home minister Amit Shah today in New Delhi. Both BJP and NPP will continue to work together for the development of Manipur," Sarma tweeted after the meeting.
The NPP and other dissident MLAs have been demanding removal of Biren Singh.
BJP general secretary Ram Madhav, who handles the party's North East affairs, asserted in Imphal that the state government will remain stable.
"Take it from me. We will be stable till 2022 (when next Assembly election will be held)," Ram Madhav told reporters at Imphal Airport.
Biren Singh also sought to downplay the trouble that has besieged his ministry saying it's a "family issue", and exuded confidence that the political problem will be resolved soon.
After the 2017 Assembly polls, the BJP had formed a coalition government with the help of the regional outfit NPP and others.
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