Manipur | BJP-led N Biren Singh government wins trust vote

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Published: August 10,2020 09:33 PM
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August 10, 2020: Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh won the confidence motion via voice vote in the Assembly on Monday, retaining the coalition government led by the BJP in the north-eastern state.

August 10, 2020: Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh won the confidence motion via voice vote in the Assembly on Monday, retaining the coalition government led by the BJP in the north-eastern state.



Reportedly, eight Congress legislators were absent during the voting.





Singh had moved the trust motion on Friday in the wake of a no-confidence motion by the Opposition Congress.



 It may be stated that the government had plunged into a crisis on June 17 after six MLAs withdrew their support while three BJP legislators quit the party and joined the Congress.



The Congress moved the no-confidence motion on July 28 after the state government did not act on the Opposition’s demand to hand over to the CBI the high-profile drug seizure case involving former BJP leader Lukhosei Zou.





The Congress chief whip K Govindas had issued a whip to its legislators, asking them to vote against the trust motion moved by the Chief Minister.



The strength of the 60-member House was 53 at present after the resignation of three legislators and the disqualification of four members under the anti-defection law.





The Congress has 24 MLAs and the ruling coalition has 29 members, including the Speaker, 18 BJP legislators, four MLAs each from NPP and NPF, one each from Trinamool Congress and Lok Janshakti Party and an Independent MLA.