Manipur Pol Crisis Will Resolve Within 3 Days: Himanta

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Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday said that the political crisis of Manipur will be resolved within three days. Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh’s government has been scrambled after nine MLAs stepped out from the party, including four from key ally NPP and three from the BJP.

Minister Sarma who heads the BJP’s anti-Congress political platform in the Northeast, a collection of regional parties called Northeast Democratic Alliance (NEDA) said that negotiations with the NPP were ongoing and a positive outcome was expected.

The minister said that the Manipur situation is under control and that the minister will visit the state once again and will talk to the MLAs adding that it will be resolved nicely. He further stated that all discussions are taking place in a positive atmosphere and within two or three days, a positive result will emerge.

The NPP (National People’s Party) earlier claimed that the “autocratic manner” in which the BJP has led the coalition government in Manipur led to ministers from its party resigning and withdrawing support to the Biren Singh government.

The statement came on a day when Conrad Sangma, the NPP chief, and Meghalaya Chief Minister, was in Manipur; he had accompanied Himanta Biswa Sarma.

Sarma further reiterated that the situation will change since many people are disqualified. There will be major bypolls. Once the Speaker passes any order it cannot be revoked. The architecture of the government will be more or less the same; we will continue with the spirit of NEDA and NDA. We are going to work with a principle of friendship, Sarma said.

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