Merely 32 MLAs in the ruling party meet in Imphal
On Thursday, a meeting was convened by Chief Minister N Biren Singh for all the ruling party MLAs to discuss the upcoming National Conference of Youth Affairs and Sports Ministers in Imphal. However, only about 32 MLAs attended the meeting, which was held at the Cabinet Hall of CM Secretariat.
It is important to note that the ruling alliance consists of 32 BJP MLAs and members from NPP, JDU, KPA, and some independents. Altogether, there are 55 MLAs in the coalition, excluding the five Congress MLAs.
Following the recent resignation of BJP MLAs Th Radheshyam, Karam Shyam and Paonam Brojen from their respective posts, the state BJP has called a high-level party meeting on Friday, April 21, at 11 am in the state BJP office to discuss the latest developments.
Th Radheshyam and Karam Shyam were Cabinet ministers in the previous BJP-led government under Chief Minister N Biren Singh until they were shunted out in a mid-term reshuffle.
The three MLAs cited certain grievances with the present Chief Minister N Biren Singh, in video clips released on social media.
On the other hand, some BJP MLAs are camping in New Delhi, meeting Central leaders, and voicing their disappointment with the state leadership regarding the lack of decentralization of power among ministers and MLAs.
Party sources here said Manipur charge Sambit Patra is expected to attend the meeting to which the Chief Minister and party MLAs were also invited.
The National Conference of Youth Affairs and Sports Ministers in Imphal is slated to be held on April 24.
The recent resignations of prominent BJP MLAs and their grievances with the current Chief Minister add to the challenges faced by the party in the state. The high-level party meeting called by the BJP on April 21 will be crucial in determining the party’s future course of action. With the National Conference of Youth Affairs and Sports Ministers in Imphal just a few days away, it remains to be seen how the party will navigate the internal dissent and present a united front at the conference.
Source: Imphal Free Press