BJP President Amit Shah who was on in way to Manipur to participate in the swearing-in ceremony of Nongthombam Biren Singh will not be able to attend after his flight developed a technical snag and was forced to land in Agra.
Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu was also accompanying Shah at the oath taking ceremony of the Manipur CM. They were also scheduled to hold a roadshow in Manipur a day after the Manipur governor invited BJP to form a government in the state. They are now flying back to Delhi.
Amid the political battle in the state of Manipur, Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) chief minister candidate Nongthombam Biren is all set to take oath as the CM of Manipur on March 15. Apart from Biren other council of ministers will also take oath in Imphal.
This comes days after the state threw a fractured verdict in the Manipur Assembly elections 2017. The swearing-in ceremony will take place at 1 PM. On Sunday, BJP announced that Biren was their Chief Ministerial candidate for Manipur.
Like Goa, Congress turned out to be the single largest party by winning more number of seats in the assembly elections. However, none of the parties could not attain majority in the polls. With the support of the local parties, BJP staked claim to form a government in the state. Following which, Congress claimed that BJP was only stealing people’s mandate.
Asserting that the Congress was only putting false allegations on her, Manipur Governor said,”In my 37 years in Parliament and when I was in Congress and worked with non-Congress government, never have such allegations been put on me.”