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BJP hijacking our MLAs to get majority in Manipur Assembly, says Congress MP Ripun Bora

Congress MP Ripun Bora today alleged that the BJP was ‘hijacking’ his party’s MLAs In Manipur in to order to cobble together a majority in the state Assembly.

India TV Politics Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: March 14, 2017 14:49 IST ]
Congress MP Ripun Bora
Congress MP Ripun Bora

Congress MP Ripun Bora today alleged that the BJP was ‘hijacking’ his party’s MLAs In Manipur  in to order to cobble together a majority in the state Assembly.

Bora, the Rajya Sabha MP who is also the President of Assam unit of Congress, further accused the BJP of indulging in horse-trading’ and ‘murdering’ democracy all over the country.

“We got information that the  BJP hijacked 5-6 Congress MLAs and took them to Guwahati, this is horse-trading,” he said.

Meanwhile, the BJP looks all set  to clinch power in Manipur and form its first government in the northeastern state, headed by Nongthombam Biren Singh.

N Biren Singh is a former Congressman who quit the party after accusing the Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh of presiding over misgovernance in the state.

In the just concluded Assembly elections, the Congress under Ibobi Singh’s leadership emerged as the single largest party with 28 MLAs closely followed by the BJP which got 21 seats.

Both the parties have staked claim to form the new government with the help of smaller parties and the Governor Najma Hepatullah is likely to take a call shorty over who would be invited to form the next government in the state.

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