Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led coalition government in Manipur, headed by Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Singh, is confident of winning the crucial floor test in State Assembly hall here tomorrow.
The floor test took place 11 days after assembly elections threw up a fractured verdict and five days after the Biren Singh ministry was sworn in. Also, BJP's Yumnam Khemchand Singh has been elected as the Speaker of the state assembly.
Governor Najma Heptulla invited the BJP to form the government although the Congress, which was in power for 15 years, emerged the largest party with 28 legislators in the 60-member House. Ram Vilas Paswan's Lok Janashakti Party, an NDA ally, has one seat and one Congress legislator has defected to support the BJP. The government, led by Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, won the vote of confidence by voice vote.
He defeated Congress candidate for the post Govindas Konthoujam by voice vote.
The Speaker rejected an appeal by Congress member Kh.
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The TMC MLA said that he was extending support to the BJP after consulting the party's central leadership.
The blockade had been imposed by the United Naga Council since November 1, 2016 protesting the creation of seven new districts by the then O Ibobi Singh government.
Singh said he was still with the TMC. There was a big battle between the BJP and the Congress to form the government. He took oath as the chief minister of the state on March 15th.
A three-day Budget session of the Assembly will begin on Tuesday with an address by the governor.