National vice-president of NPP Y Joykumar said that the party will be contesting in at least 40 Assembly constituencies in the upcoming Manipur Assembly elections.
The NPP national president said that round 30 candidates will be contesting from the party for the coming election.
The deputy CM, in a release, expressed deep sorrow on hearing the death of NPP national general secretary Vivek Raj Wangkhem.
The NPP termed the fuel price hike as "anti-people".
NPP interim president N Kayisii said hat that here is no division among the NPP legislators and that they will remain intact.
Sangma said he is in Imphal to discuss party organisation and the prospect for the upcoming by-election in the 13 Assembly constituencies of Manipur.
The incident comes close on the heels of the expulsion of Thangminlien Kipgen by Conrad Sangma for going against the party constitution.
The expulsion of Thangmilien Kipgen came two days after he was purportedly declared elected uncontested by the party’s returning officer for the term 2020-2023.
"I am pleased to appoint Kayisii as interim president of the NPP, Manipur state unit," NPP president Sangma said
Joykumar was stripped of all his portfolios on April 9, following an alleged controversial remark made by him against the chief minister over rice distribution in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ibomcha said that all the four NPP ministers were in-charge of the departments allocated to them in pursuance of rule 6(1) of the Rules of Business of the government of Manipur framed under article 166 of the constitution.
The BJP-led coalition government in Manipur hadrecently ran into a deep political crisis after one of its major allies, the National People’s Party (NPP) withdrew its support from the government on June 17.
N Biren Singh should note the difference between fulfilling the demands of the coalition partners and a dispassionate understanding of the issue from a refined perspective.
National People's Party chief Conrad Sangma has said that the four NPP legislators will continue in the Manipur government as ministers
The political crisis was an outcome of the sole intention of the MLAs of NPP, BJP to remove N Biren Singh as the chief minister of Manipur, Joykisan said.
The NPP MLAs’ visit to the national capital comes a day after NPP chief Conrad Sangma and NEDA chief Himanta Biswa Sarma’s visit to Imphal, who held a series of meetings with the NPP MLAs and Chief Minister N Biren Singh among others.
According to a highly reliable source from NPP, Sangma had a close-door meeting with four of his MLAs, who had recently walked out from the BJP-led coalition government.
The former minister asserted that NPP’s decision to withdraw support from the BJP-led government was for the cause of the people and to bring justice to all.
"Just after the formation of BJP-led government in 2017, BJP has forgotten about the existence of NPP."
National People’s Party legislator Jayantakumar stated that the party's stand is final and there is no room for negotiation, retreat or surrender.
With the 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.