SPF seeks special Assembly session to adopt resolution on no-confidence motion against government in Manipur

The Secular Progressive Front led by the Congress party on Thursday submitted a memorandum to Governor Najma Heptulla, seeking a special assembly session to adopt a resolution on a no-confidence motion against the N Biren Singh-led BJP government.

The newly formed alliance in Manipur, Secular Progressive Front, led by the Congress party on Thursday submitted a memorandum requesting Governor Najma Heptulla to convene a special assembly session to adopt a resolution on a no-confidence motion against the N Biren Singh-led BJP government.

"We have come here to submit a memorandum addressed to the governor to convene a special assembly session to adopt a resolution on a no-confidence motion against the BJP-led government," said senior Congress leader Dr Chaltonlien Amo speaking to reporters outside the governor's bungalow on Thursday.

On Wednesday, the state government witnessed a political upheaval as three BJP MLAs - Henglep MLA TT Haokip, Naoriya Pakhanglakpa MLA S Subaschandra Singh and Tamenglong MLA Samuel Jendai -resigned from the party to join the Congress and six MLAs withdrew their support.

Soon after the development, with nine MLAs in their favour, O Ibobi Singh, who is also the leader of the Congress Legislature Party (CLP), said the Congress government is hoping to form the new government in the state.

More details to follow. Watch this space for more updates.

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First Published:June 18, 2020, 4:38 p.m.