Imphal: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday declared the name of Nongthombam Biren Singh as the Manipur legislative party leader.
Nongthombam Biren Singh stated he left the Congress Party because of misgovernance.
“It is a great task. The people have given the decree for a change and I promise that our team under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi will surely deliver good governance,” Nongthombam Biren Singh stated.
Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal stated the decision is unanimous and the BJP will soon move to stake claim to form the government in the Manipur.
“After wide consultations and discussions with the party president, Amit Shah, who has been authorised by the Parliamentary board of the BJP to finalise the leader of the legislature party in Manipur, party MLA Biswajeet Singh suggested the name that the legislature party leader in Manipur will be N. Biren Singh who has been elected unanimously,” he added.
He further stated that BJP will be forming the government in the Manipur with the support of 3 parties– the Naga People’s Front (NPF), the National People’s Party (NPP), the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) and other newly elected Independent MLAs.
A national football player-turned journalist-turned-politician, 56-year-old N Biren Singh is the first BJP candidate to be the chief minister of Manipur.
He began his political career in 2002 when he was elected to the 8th Manipur Legislative Assembly from his home constituency, Heingang, as a Democratic Revolutionary Peoples Party candidate.
N Biren Singh made his debut as a minister in the state in 2003 when was appointed as the minister of state for vigilance.
He later became vice-president of Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee after he led a subtle dissidence against Ibobi 5 years ago and asked for a leadership change in the state.