Imphal, May 18, 2019
The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party’s ally Naga People’s Front (NPF) decided to withdraw its support to the saffron party in the government in Manipur.
This was announced by the party’s spokesperson Achumbemo Kikon.
“The NPF has had a long meeting and it has decided to withdraw its support from the BJP government in the northeastern state of Manipur,” Kikon said as quoted by the India Today.
NPF has long been alleging that the BJP government in the state does not pay heed to its ideas and suggestions.
NPF has only four legislators in the 60-member assembly while the BJP has 29 legislators in the House.
TR Zeliang, the former Chief Minister and Member of Rajya Sabha, in tweet said, “After an intense deliberation and review meeting with the party functionaries and the NPF MLAs of Manipur State, the NPF party has decided in principle to pull out our 4 NPF MLAs from the BJP led Govt. in Manipur headed by N Biren Singh soon after the LS election is completed.”