Chief Minister N Biren proves majority by voice vote; Y Khemchand elected Speaker
Source: IT News
Imphal, March 20 2017:
BJP government led by Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Singh today win the vote confidence in the Assembly floor by voice vote today while BJP MLA Yumnam Khemchand has been elected as the Speaker of the 11th Manipur Legislative Assembly by defeating the congress rival Govindas Konthoujam on voice vote in the house today.
32 MLAs, leaving aside the Speaker, supported the BJP Chief Minister in the floor test today.
Even as BJP manage to get only 21 seat in the house of sixty, the party is supported by 4 NPP MLAs and 4 NPF MLAs some of whom who had been inducted in the N Biren Singh cabinet ministry and the lone LJP MLA as well as the lone Trinamool Congress MLA, a Congress MLA and one Independent MLA supported the Chief Minister N.Biren.
It is now clear that Nongthombam Biren is the new Chief Minister and upto six month there is no way to create any obstacle to the new BJP led government of the 11th Manipur Legislative Assembly.
On the other hand, BJP MLA Yumnam Khemchand who got elected from the Singjamei Assembly Constituency has been elected as the Speaker of the 11th Manipur Legislative Assembly by defeating Govindas Konthoujam of the Congress.
Soon after the new speaker has been elected, a meeting of the business advisory board was convened to begin the session.