IMPHAL, March 8: The tenth session of the ninth Assembly in Manipur started today with the formal induction of K Sharat, who was elected from the recent Konthoujam Assembly constituency bye poll with a Trinamool Congress ticket as a Member of the Manipur Legislative Assembly.
K Sarat took his oath as member of the assembly at the office chamber of the speaker Manipur Legislative Assembly I. Hemochandra Singh.
K Sarat was elected from the Konthoujam bye poll in February this year after he defeated Congress Candidate Sapam Ranjan with a 655 vote margin. He secured a total of 9592 votes out of 22360 polled votes while Ranjan and independent candidate Kh. Ranjit secured 8937 and 3831 votes respectively.
During the oath taking ceremony, leader of the house Chief Minister O. Ibobi Singh, Dy. Speaker Th. Lokeshore, Opposition leader MLA Radha Binod Koijam, MLA O. Joy, state cabinet ministers and MLA were also attended.