BJP's N Biren Singh wins Manipur test with voice vote

The big news BJP’s Biren Singh wins Manipur Assembly floor test and nine other top stories

The big news BJP’s Biren Singh wins Manipur Assembly floor test and nine other top stories

The BJP government in Manipur led by Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Singh won the floor test in the state Assembly on Monday.

Meanwhile, the first joint legislator party meeting of the coalition partners was held with Chief Minister in the chair here this evening to chalk out the strategy for tomorrows session. On Sunday 60 elected members Manipur assembly were sworn in. The BJP has claimed it has the support of 33 legislators - counting in the local parties like the Naga People's Front and the National People's Party, which have four lawmakers each.

In the event, the BJP managed to repeat its performance of the Lok Sabha election in 2014, when it won in all five parliamentary constituencies and led in 63 out of 70 Assembly segments. The new Speaker of the House, Yumnam Khemchand, is taekwondo black belt fourth dan. Cong MPs want motion on conduct of Goa guv taken up Congress MPs on Monday demanded that Rajya Sabha quickly take up a motion on the conduct of the Goa governor in the formation of the state government, describing the development as murder of democracy.

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Ahead of crucial floor test on March 20, BJP MLAs along with two supporting MLAs which included an independent MLA and a Trinamool congress MLA have reached Imphal from Guwahati.

Before the trust vote, pro tem Speaker V. Hankhalian rejected a petition submitted by Congress members to disqualify Shyamkumar Singh under the 10th Schedule of the Constitution for defying the party whip.

He defeated Congress candidate for the post Govindas Konthoujam by voice vote.

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The governor's address to the assembly followed a day after the lifting of almost five-month-long economic blockade on the national highways in Manipur on the midnight intervening March 19 & 20 after tripartite talks.

The Congress had emerged as the largest party in the state winning 28 seats, however the party fell short of majority.

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