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Dust settled in Manipur's political conundrum as NPP MLAs finally return to BJP Government
Source: IT News

Imphal, June 25 2020: Finally the dust in the wind has been settled at what could be term as the complicated political conundrum that stormed in the N.Biren Singh led BJP government after the 4 (four) Nationalist Peoples' Party (NPP) MLAs return back today.

Credit goes to NPP leader Conrad Sangma and NEDA Convenor Hemanta Biswa and of course Central BJP Leaderships for taming the 4 NPP MLAs in changing their minds to change N Biren Singh from the post of Chief Minister.

Source with the Imphal Times said that, as per directives of the central leadership, the N.Biren Singh government has agreed to restore ministerial berth along with the portfolio to all the 4 NPP MLAs.

However, another source said that former Health Minister L.Jayantakumar had bargained for portfolio of Power department, however, it cannot be confirmed on whether the proposal will be accepted by the Chief Minister or not.

What is more significant is that N.Biren Singh government is once more secure with the return of the 4 NPP MLAs , even as he was well prepare to face any eventuality to protect his government if in case the Congress moves no confidence motion on the floor without the support of the NPP.

Mention may be made that, soon after the 4 NPP MLAs tender resignation from the N.Biren Singh government and supported the Congress party ahead of the Rajya Sabha election held on June 19, Central BJP leaders and the NPP started worrying as the political animosity in the state between the two parties may impact the relationship between them at both Centre and Meghalaya as NPP is a partner of NDA alliance.

Due to the political necessities NPP leader Conrad Sangma and NEDA leader Himanta Biswa Sharma rushed to Manipur on June 21 and tried to console both the 4 NPP MLAs and the Chief Minister N.Biren Singh.

However, as the matter could not be solved the two leader left Imphal on the same day and later on June 23 the two leaders came back to Imphal once more to settle the matter.

However as the matter could not be settled all the 4 (four) NPP MLAs were taken to New Delhi via Guwahati to find a solution by talking with the central BJP leaders.

Meanwhile, BJP National Secretary Ram Madhav too had rushed to Imphal to console the anger of the Chief Minister N.Biren Singh and to find way to make sure that the NPP return back to the government.

After everything has been settled the four NPP MLAs, after meeting the central BJP leaders return back along with Himanta Biswas and Conrad Sangma in a charter flight and reached Imphal at around 11.30 am.

Soon after the arrival all the four NPP MLAs along with Himanta Biswa and Conrad Sangma met governor of Manipur and discussed over the issue for over an hour.

BJP MLA L.Sushindro also accompanied the team.

Later, after meeting the governor the team then met the Chief Minister N.Biren Singh at around 2.PM.

Interestingly, during the meeting only Yumnam Joykumar was present from among the 4 NPP MLAs.

Both Himanta Biswas and Conrad Sangma along with MLA Sushindro were present.

After discussing the issue the misunderstanding finally has been sorted out, a source close to Imphal Times.

The source also added that Chief Minister N.Biren Singh had accepted to restore the Ministerial berth to all the NPP MLAs along with the portfolios.

NPP leader, who is also the Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Conrad Sangma along with Yumnam Joykumar came out first and proceeded towards Imphal Airport where they were waited by the 3 other NPP MLAs.

The NEDA convenor who is known as the architect of BJP organization in the North East India, Himanta Biswas instead of leaving directly to the Imphal Airport spent some times at the residence of MLA L Sushindro.

While at Sushindro's residence, Power Minister Th Biswajit met Himanta Biswa and discussed about the political issues in the state.

The three then left for Imphal airport and reached at around 3.30 pm where they joined Conrad Sangma and the 4 NPP MLAs .

They left at around 4 pm today.


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