Union Ministers Sitharaman, Rijiju in Imphal today to discuss who will be Manipur CM

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Published: March 20,2022 01:24 PM
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Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Kiren Rijiju is travelling to Imphal on Sunday to attend the meeting of the newly-elected BJP MLAs in Manipur to select the Chief Minister for Manipur

Imphal, March 20: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Union law and justice minister Kiren Rijiju is travelling to Imphal on Sunday to attend the meeting of the newly-elected BJP MLAs in Manipur to select the Chief Minister for Manipur and discuss the government formation in the state. 



The BJP's central leadership will be accompanied by the Manipur caretaker Chief Minister N Biren Singh and BJP leader Biswajit Singh who were camping in New Delhi discussing government formation with the party's top leadership.



The Legislative party meeting of Manipur BJP is likely to take place at 3 pm today.



Even as the BJP won Manipur Assembly polls by a clear majority winning 32 of the 60 Assembly seats, the party has not yet declared the name of the next Chief Minister of the state.



Both N Biren Singh and Biswajit Singh are being seen as the frontrunners for the post.



In the results which were declared on March 10, Congress bagged five seats and the NPP won seven seats. Naga People's Front bagged five and the Kuki People's Alliance got two seats. Independents bagged three seats.