The Bharatiya Janata Party-led government in Manipur has won the floor test in the state assembly, Times of India has reported. According to the daily, as many as 33 MLAs voted in the favour of N Biren Singh-led government in the state.
On 16 March, Singh, a former Congressman who joined the BJP only in October last year, was sworn in as the first BJP Chief Minister of Manipur. National People’s Party’s Y Joykumar also took oath as Deputy Chief Minister the same day.
Winning 21 seats, the BJP had claimed it has the support of 33 legislators in the 60-member Manipur assembly. It needed support from only 31 MLAs for a majority.
The Congress, which won the most seats, 28, could not gather the support of three more legislators to make the 31-seat majority mark. It has accused the BJP of using "money power" to form the government in Goa and Manipur.
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