- NET Web Desk
Ahead of the Manipur Assembly polls, a major political development has hit a major blow to the Indian National Congress (INC) party after the Manipur Congress vice-president Kh Ratankumar Singh on Sunday resigned from the party post, informed a senior leader of the party.
According to PTI report, Ratankumar quit the post but did not resign from the primary membership of the party.
Meanwhile, the former education minister, Kh Ratankumar Singh unsuccessfully contested the assembly election in 2017 from the Mayang Imphal constituency. Out of the 28 leaders of the party who were elected to the 60-member assembly in the last election, 16 have already left the party. However, the 28 leaders of the party who were elected to the 60-member assembly in the last election, 16 have left the party.
Recently, the Congress legislator Chaltonlien Amo joined the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday, just a day after elections to the state assembly were announced. Amo joined the BJP at a small ceremony at its office in Imphal in the presence of Union Minister of Labour and Employment Bhupedra Yadav, who is also the party in-charge of Manipur, Chief Minister N Biren Singh and BJP Manipur president A Sharda Devi.
Its worthy to note that the Election Commission of India (ECI) announced the schedule of upcoming Assembly polls in 5 states – Manipur, Goa, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Incorporating of 60-member state assembly, polls in the northeastern state of Manipur will be conducted in two phases – on February 27 and March 3.