IMPHAL, May 18: Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh left Imphal for the national capital to attend the first Congress Working Committee (CWC) scheduled for Monday. The meeting follows on the heels of the Lok Sabha polls.
Sources, said that the Chief Minister will be joined by Deputy Chief Minister, Gaikhangam, and the two MPs of the state.
Newmai News Network adds: O Ibobi Singh has left Imphal for New Delhi this afternoon with all confidence and composure that he normally does not exhibit during the AICC meets.
Except for few stalwarts, Congressman including any chief minister from the North East is a thing that is comparatively insignificant in a national level meet convened by AICC.
Having bagged both the Lok Sabha seats of Manipur in his kitty O Ibobi Singh can speak tall and of course, the Manipur case is a solid consolation for the AICC leaders including the mother-son Gandhi duo who are going through the Waterloo experiences at the moment.
Sources said O Ibobi Singh who left the state capital Imphal this afternoon have been heartily congratulated by the AICC leaders including Sonia Gandhi yesterday. The congratulatory note has also been sent for MPCC chief and deputy chief minister Gaikhangam. But this information has not been officially confirmed.
Indeed, given the background ambience of the Congress drought in Assam and Meghalaya, the Congress ruled states, the Manipur case of sweeping in this Lok Sabha poll means a valued trophy.
Meghalaya chief minister Mukul Sangma’s choice to field young Daryl William Cheran Momin, the grandson of former Meghalaya Chief Minister Capt. William A Sangma in Tura appeared to be a bad choice and of course, it is heat and dust in the Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee.
Meanwhile, Ibobi Singh has the company of Lal Thanhawla, the chief minister of Mizoram in his side in the AICC meet.
Mizoram Congress candidate CL Ruala got 2,09, 573 votes out of the total 4,25,710 votes while his nearest rival Robert Romawia, the common candidate of the opposition alliance United Democratic Front (UDF), secured 1,98,203 votes.