NPP to Continue Supporting BJP Ally in Manipur
GUWAHATI: Days after the political disarray in the BJP-led Manipur government where 4 MLAs from the National People’s Party (NPP) withdrew their support to the government, the party has now agreed to stay on as an ally with the current government.
Earlier, an NPP delegation led by Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma along with Manipur deputy CM Y Joykumar met union home minister Amit Shah and BJP president JP Nadda in New Delhi and assured the NPP’s support to the BJP government in Manipur.
Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma who is also the North-East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) convener, wrote on his Twitter handle, “An NPP delegation led by @SangmaConrad and Dy Chief Minister of Manipur Sri Y Joy Kumar Singh met Honble Home minister Sri @AmitShah ji today in New Delhi. Both @BJP4India and NPP will continue to work together for the development of Manipur.”
With NPP support, the BJP now has the support of 18 MLAs of its own, 4 NPP MLAs, four MLAs from the Naga People’s Front and one MLA from the Lok Janshakti Party.