BJP Manipur won Floor Test in Assembly

BJP wins Manipur Floor test  Vote.

BJP-led government in Manipur won the Floor Test in the Assembly today. The government, led by Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, won the vote of confidence by voice vote. First time MLA Yumnam Khemchand of BJP was elected Speaker of the Assembly.

Our correspondent reports that the first BJP-led government in the state under the Chief Ministership of Nongthombam Biren Singh has won the vote of confidence on the floor of the state assembly this afternoon.

State Chief Minister Biren Singh moved the motion of confidence on the council of ministers led by him and the motion was carried by voice vote. Before that BJP legislator Yumnam Khemchand has been elected as Speaker of the 11th state legislative assembly.

He defeated Congress candidate for the post Govindas Konthoujam by voice vote. BJP-led government in the state is enjoying support of four legislators each from National People’s Party and Naga People’s Front, one legislator each from Lok Janshakti Party, All India Trinamool Congress and Congress. One Independent MLA is also supporting the BJP-led Government.

Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Singh proves majority in the floor of the assembly winning 32 votes in the 60-member house.

This is the Bharatiya Janata Party’s first government in Manipur.

With 21 BJP MLAs, the government claims support from four MLAs of National People’s Party, and one legislator each of the Lok Janshakti Party, the Trinamool Congress and the Congress.

BJP claims support of 32 MLAs in the 60-member assembly.

five-month-long economic blockade on the two National Highways of Manipur by the United Naga Council has come to an end since last night.

This comes after successful tripartite talks among the representatives of the Centre, new BJP State Government and the UNC at Senapati District Headquarters yesterday.

Now, the State Government has agreed to release the arrested leaders of the UNC without any condition and all the cases related to the economic blockade against Naga leaders including its student leaders will also be closed.

All the three sides also agreed upon holding the next tripartite talks within one month. In the tripartite talks, the Centre was represented by the Joint Secretary (North-East) of the Ministry of Home Affairs-Satyender Garg, the state government by its Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Dr. J Sureshbabu and Commissioner (Works) K. Radhakumar and the UNC by its Core Committeee members including former President of the Council- Paul Leo, Samson Remei, All Naga Students Association and others.

Appreciating the development, Governor Najma Heptulla said the lifting of the blockade will usher in an era of peace and prosperity in the northeastern state.

Chief Minster N Biren Singh said the lifting of the blockade is just the beginning and that his government is trying to fulfil the promises Prime Minister Narendra Modi had made to the people of the state.

The blockade was imposed on NH-2 and NH-37 by the United Naga Council on 1st of November last year to protest against the creation of seven new districts by the erstwhile Okram Ibobi Singh-led Congress government in the state.

It led to steep rise in prices of essential commodities and severely affected the normal life and it became a major issue in the recent Assembly polls in the state.

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