Manipur CM Ibobi Singh resigns as both BJP, Congress claim majority

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • – He had refused to quit earlier saying his party had the numbers
  • – Earlier in the day, BJP announced Nongthombam Biren as its CM face in Manipur
  • – Biren is to stake claim to form the next government

IMPHAL: Congress leader Okram Ibobi Singh on Monday resigned as Manipur Chief Minister, paving the way for formation of a new ministry under the BJP.

Ibobi Singh, who had refused to quit earlier saying his party had the numbers, had later agreed to resign by Tuesday evening.

His decision to resign on Monday night comes as the BJP legislature party elected minister Nongthombam Biren as its leader. Biren is to stake claim to form the next government.

Source: Times of India

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