Congress in Manipur is on verge of comeback as three BJP MLAs T Thangzalam Haokip of Henglep, Samuel Jendai from Tamenglong, and S Subashchandra from Naoriya Pakhanglakpa have resigned from the primary membership of BJP and they have already joined Congress party under the presence of former Manipur chief minister O. Ibobi Singh. The four NPP MLA’s who were lending support to the N Biren Singh led government also withdrawn their support from the BJP government. One Trinamool Congress MLA and another independent MLA has also withdrawn support from the government.
Uttering on the matter Manipur Congress leader O Ibobi Singh said Congress party will make a claim to form government if they can gather enough numbers. Right now Congress party has 29 MLA’s, the required number to form government in 60 member Legislative Assembly is 31 and at the moment until last report came no party seem to have the magic figure of 31.
O. Ibobi Singh further said he is confident that the honorable Governor will surely give the newly formed coalition a chance to prove the majority in the floor of the house.