Manipur Assembly Election Results 2017 Live updates: Guv Najma Heptulla justifies decision to invite BJP to form govt, says party has requisite numbers

By: | Updated: March 14, 2017 7:20 PM

Congress has won 28 seats in Manipur while the BJP has secured 21. Meanwhile, BJP's N Biren Singh to take oath as CM tomorrow at 1 PM.

Congress has won 28 seats in Manipur while the BJP has secured 21. The NPP and the NPF have won four seats each, with the LJP and the Trinamool Congress bagging one seat each.

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6: 55 pm: Najma Heptulla said, “I know Congress is the single largest party, it’s not incumbent. The responsibility of Guv vested by Constitution to weigh and measure stability.” She added that ruling of Supreme Court says the responsibility of Governor is to see who has the majority and will work for state’s stability.

Najma Heptulla, Governor Manipur (ANI)

6: 47 pm: We are keeping all our options open: Congress on whether to move court on Manipur government formation.

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6: 30 pm: Najma Heptulla said, “In my 37 years in Parliament and when I was in Congress and worked with non-Cong governments, never have such allegations been put on me.”

6: 27 pm: Watch | Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla addresses the media in Imphal

6: 20 pm:  Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla, confirmed that BJP led group has been invited tomorrow to form the Government. Ceremony at 1 pm on Wednesday

5: 50 pm: N Biren Singh to take oath as CM tomorrow at 1 PM

5: 30 pm: BJP CM and council of ministers to take oath tomorrow in Imphal; Amit Shah and Union Min Jitendra Singh to attend: ANI Sources

3:07 pm: Legally we are right. We have to form the government in Manipur, says N Biren Singh of BJP legislative party leader on BJP’s stake to claim for forming the government.

2:58 pm: Crying foul over BJP’s move to form governments in Goa and Manipur, Rahul Gandhi today accused the party of “stealing” the mandate of people and “undermining democracy” in these states by use of money power.

2:55 pm: Four Naga People’s Front (NPF) MLAs today met Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla and extended their support to the BJP for the formation of the new government in the state.

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2:53 pm: The NPF is a constituent of the NDA. Earlier, four National People’s Party (NPP) legislators had extended their support to the BJP.

2:50 pm: “Four NPF MLAs met the Governor and extended their support to the BJP for government formation,” a highly placed Raj Bhavan source told PTI.

11:12 am: We got info that BJP hijacked 5-6 Cong MLAs & took them to Guwahati, this is horse-trading: Congress MP Ripun Bora.

11:09 am: BJP is doing horse-trading in Manipur, they are murdering democracy all over the country, says Ripun Bora

11:05 am: People of Manipur has voted for change. Majority with us and truth will triumph, says Union Minister Prakash Javadekar.

The issue of government formation in Goa and Manipur is set to rock the Lok Sabha with the Congress deciding to move an adjournement motion today. According to a report, the leader of Congress in the lower house, Mallikarjun Kharge, along with some other party MPs, will move the motion while seeking to raise the issue and demand a discussion on it. The Congress has alleged that the BJP is moving against the law and precedent in forming their governments in Goa and Manipur, saying they are the single largest party in both states. The party has won 28 seats in Manipur while the BJP has secured 21. The NPP and the NPF have won four seats each, with the LJP and the Trinamool Congress bagging one seat each. The BJP leadership with their MLAs had met the Manipur governor along with the NPP president, the four MLAS of his party and the lone LJP and TMC MLAs, besides one from the Congress. The saffron party has claimed it enjoyed the support of 32 MLAs in the 60-member Manipur assembly. In Manipur too, the Congress is exploring legal options.

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