December 2, 2022

N Biren Singh to continue as Manipur Chief Minister

While the BJP bagged 32 seats — one more than the majority mark of 30 in the 60-seat assembly in the recently-concluded elections — Singh won Heingang, the seat that he has been holding since 2002, by a big margin of 18,271 votes.

N Biren Singh, the acting Chief Minister of Manipur, was on Sunday unanimously elected as the leader of the BJP legislature party and will continue as the chief minister of the state. The announcement was made by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who is also the central observer, at the party office in Imphal.

“It is a good decision taken unanimously by everyone. It will ensure that Manipur has a stable and responsible government which will build further, because the Centre today under the leadership of PM Modi gives special attention to northeastern states,” Sitharaman said.

While the BJP bagged 32 seats — one more than the majority mark of 30 in the 60-seat assembly in the recently-concluded elections — Singh won Heingang, the seat that he has been holding since 2002, by a big margin of 18,271 votes.