N Biren Singh has been re-elected as Chief Minister of Manipur for the second time.
Nongthombam Biren Singh will indeed continue as Manipur’s Chief Minister for the second time. As the Bhartiya Janata Party gained a commanding majority in the Assembly election, ending more than a week of speculation over who would be in control after the result was announced, this declaration was given by the Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, in Imphal, the state capital of Manipur.
Ms. Sitharaman said, “The newly elected MLAs have unanimously elected Shri Biren Singh as their legislature party leader,” after a closed-door meeting with the BJP legislators at the state party headquarters on Sunday. As she is one of the two central observers appointed by the BJP to watch the establishment of the state administration. The other is Kiren Rijiju, the Minister of Law and Justice. They believe that the decision will help Manipur achieve political stability and decent governance.
For the second term, N Biren Singh took the oath as the Chief Minister of Manipur at the Raj Bhavan in Imphal on Monday. Five MLAs, four from the BJP and one from the Naga People’s Front (NPF), were sworn in as members of the council of ministers. They are Th. Biswajit, Yumnam Khemchand, Govindas Konthoujam and Nemcha Kipgen from the BJP and Awangbow Newmai from the NPF.
(Source: Hindustan Times, India Today)