N Biren Singh | File photo

Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh on March 23 hinted that the BJP and NPF are going to be the only two likely alliance partners in the new Manipur government.

Biren Singh said that other political parties have announced to extend support to the government but they may not be included in the “sharing” of the alliance in the near future. He, however, added that his government will “welcome” the support extended by other political parties.

Talking to reporters on the sideline of his visit to Ema Keithel (women market) in the heart of Imphal on March 23, Biren Singh made this comment.

In the recently concluded elections to the state assembly, the BJP secured majority by winning 32 seats in the 60-member assembly of Manipur.

The NPP, a part of the BJP in the previous government, bagged seven seats, JD(U) won six seats, Congress and NPF secured five seats each while Kuki People’s Alliance (KPA) won two seats. Three seats went to independents.

Except the Congress, all other political parties have assured their support to the government formed by the BJP as NPP also submitted a letter of support to the government on March 23. The letter was submitted to the governor by the NPP legislators.

In the letter signed by the seven MLAs of the NPP, it was stated that they would like to extend support to the BJP-led government in the state as alliance partner of NEDA and NDA.

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