People gather outside the residence of Manipur CM N Biren Singh to show support to the CM

Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh was “stopped” on June 30 by a large numbers of people from coming out from the CM Secretariat and refused to disperse until the resignation letter to be submitted to the Governor was torn.

In a social network platform the CM said: “At this crucial juncture, I wish to clarify that I will not be resigning from the post of chief minister.”

After violence erupted in the Imphal city areas on June 29 night after a victim, killed allegedly after torture, was kept at the Imphal main market, the chief minister had reportedly decided to resign.

People waited near the Raj Bhawan to see the developments and the crowd became huge making it hard to control for the state and central forces.

Biren Singh came out from the Secretariat but was stopped by the crowd. K Govindas, minister works and Th Susindro minister civil supplies came out from the CM Secretariat with the resignation letter which was snatched by some women and torn.

The two ministers appealed to the crowd to disperse to maintain peace and tranquility. After getting the assurance the crowd dispersed from the high security area.

Meanwhile, the government has decided to extend the ban on internet by another five days from June 30.

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