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N Biren Wins Trust Vote in Manipur

N Biren Wins Trust Vote in Manipur
March 20
14:25 2017

After taking the charge of Manipur Chief Minister on last Wednesday, Nongthombam Biren Singh on Monday won the floor test with the support of 32 MLAs in the 60-member assembly.

Yumnam Khemchand Singh of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was elected as the Speaker of Manipur Assembly ahead of the floor test.
The Congress had emerged as the largest party in the state winning 28 seats, however the party fell short of majority.

BJP had won 21 seats and made a bid for power claiming it has the support of 33 legislators in Assembly. Biren Singh was sworn in as the CM post governor Najma Heptulla invited the BJP to form government in the state.

On Wednesday, eight other ministers from the BJP and its alliance partners also took oath along with the chief minister. Y Joykumar of NPP has been designated as the Deputy Chief Minister.

Biren, a national level football player-turned-journalist, was a key member of the Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) when he decided to join BJP in October 2016, after falling out with then-CM Okram Ibobi Singh.

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