Manipur Floor Test HIGHLIGHTS: BJP wins trust vote after eight Congress MLAs skip session

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Updated: August 11, 2020 12:05:12 am

The BJP has 18 MLAs and the Congress has 24 members in the 60 chairs House. The strength of the House is 53 at present after the resignation of three MLAs and disqualification of four members under the anti-defection law.

The BJP had formed a coalition government in Manipur in 2017 under N Biren Singh leadership.

Manipur Trust Vote Live: The BJP-led N Biren Singh government today won trust vote in Manipur after eight opposition Congress MLAs skipped the one-day session defying the party whip. Biren Singh had moved the trust motion on Friday in the wake of a no-confidence motion by the opposition Congress. Both the BJP and Congress had issued whips to their MLAs asking them to be present in the Assembly and vote as per their party line.

The BJP has 18 MLAs and the Congress has 24 members in the 60 chairs House. The strength of the House is 53 at present after the resignation of three MLAs and disqualification of four members under the anti-defection law. The halfway mark in the House is currently 27.

The ruling BJP had exuded confidence that Biren Singh will smoothly sail through the trust vote. The coalition government had plunged into a crisis in June after six MLAs withdrew their support and three BJP MLAs quit the party and joined the Congress. However, four National People’s Party (NPP) MLAs returned to the coalition later.

 

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    23:56 (IST)10 Aug 2020
    What went in favour of BJP

    The BJP-led coalition had 29 MLAs, including the speaker, while the Congress had 24, of whom eight abstained. Biren Singh’s victory was a foregone conclusion, but the absence of eight Congress MLAs made things easier for him. (PTI) 

    23:55 (IST)10 Aug 2020
    BJP wins trust vote in Manipur

    The BJP-led N Biren Singh government won the trust vote in Manipur with some political manoeuvering by the chief minister resulting in eight opposition Congress MLAs skipping the one-day session defying the party whip. The 60-member House has an effective strength of 53, including Speaker Y Khemchand, who had the casting vote he could have used in the event of a tie. Four members had been disqualified earlier and three of the BJP resigned sometime back. (PTI)

    16:20 (IST)10 Aug 2020
    Manipur Assembly Floor Test Today

    The strength of the 60-member House is 53 at present after the resignation of three legislators and disqualification of four members under the anti-defection law. The halfway mark is 27.

    15:43 (IST)10 Aug 2020
    Manipur BJP government crisis - Quick recap

    The Bharatiya Janata Party led coalition government in Manipur had plunged into a crisis in June after six MLAs withdrew their support and three BJP MLAs quit the party and joined the Congress. However, four National People's Party (NPP) MLAs returned to the coalition later after an intervention of top BJP leaders and Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma, who is also the NPP supremo. The BJP had formed a coalition government in Manipur in 2017.

    15:15 (IST)10 Aug 2020
    Manipur floor test: BJP expects smooth sailing for Biren Singh

    BJP's Manipur unit president S Tikendra Singh said he was confident that the government will win the trust vote by garnering the support of more than 30 members even though the coalition's strength in the House stands at 29.

    14:37 (IST)10 Aug 2020
    Manipur Assembly election 2017 - About

    The Bharatiya Janata Party had emerged victorious in the 2017 Assembly elections and N Biren Singh was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of the state. BJP had won 21 seats while Congress bagged 28 seats.

    14:11 (IST)10 Aug 2020
    Manipur: Congress moved no-confidence motion against Biren Singh govt

    The Congress had on July 28 moved a no-confidence motion against the BJP-led government in the state. Congress MLA Keisham Meghachandra Singh, who had submitted the no-confidence motion, said the confidence motion to be moved by Chief Minister N Biren Singh has been listed for discussion in the business agenda of the House circulated by the Assembly secretary on Saturday.

    14:01 (IST)10 Aug 2020
    Manipur floor test: BJP, Congress issue whips

    Both the runling BJP and the opposition Congress have issued whips to their 18 and 24 MLAs respectively asking them to be present in the Assembly and vote as per their party's line.

    13:57 (IST)10 Aug 2020
    Manipur trust vote: BJP, Congress leaders on toes ahead of floor test

    The BJP and the Congress leaders are on their toes as legislators in Manipur will vote on a confidence motion to be moved by Chief Minister N Biren Singh during a special one-day session of the Assembly on Monday. The trust vote will decide the fate of the BJP-led coalition government in the state.

    13:47 (IST)10 Aug 2020
    Manipur trust vote today

    A floor test will be held in the Manipur Assembly on Monday, in which MLAs will vote on a confidence motion to be moved by Chief Minister N Biren Singh.

    The Bharatiya Janata Party led coalition government in Manipur had plunged into a crisis in June after six MLAs withdrew their support and three BJP MLAs quit the party and joined the Congress. However, four National People's Party (NPP) MLAs returned to the coalition later. The BJP had formed a coalition government in Manipur in 2017.
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