By: WAHENGBAM RORRKYCHAND
Congress also claims stake in Manipur
Imphal, May 12: The Indian National Congress has also claimed stake today and said that its MLAs are also very much solid and united. Chief Minister, Okram Ibobi Singh has met the Governor, Najma Heptulla, tonight at around 9.45PM and claimed stake as the INC has simple majority with 28 MLAs. After his meeting with the Governor, the Chief Minister along with the newly elected MLAs of INC have convened a press conference at the Conference Hall of the Chief Minister at 11PM. The Chief Minister said that none of the party had secured clear majority this time. As the INC has the simple largest party he had claimed the stake to the Governor.
Regarding the defection of one Congress MLA, T Shyamkumar of Andro Assembly to BJP, the Chief Minister clarified that it is just a hearsay. “There is no dissident in our party, we are solid and united. The news about his (Shyamkumar’s) joining to BJP is not at our knowledge, may be a hearsay and so far, Shyamkumar had not submitted any resignation paper to resign from Congress,” Ibobi clarified.