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N Biren Singh to serve as Manipur chief minister for second term

BJP's central observer for Manipur, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced that N Biren Singh will remain the state's chief minister after he was unanimously elected as legislative party leader.

India TV News Desk Written by: India TV News Desk New Delhi Updated on: March 20, 2022 17:57 IST
N Biren Singh, Manipur Chief Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman
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N Biren Singh elected as the leader of BJP Manipur Pradesh legislative party & the Chief Minister of Manipur.

Highlights

  • N Biren Singh, acting Manipur CM, elected legislative party leader, to take oath as CM again
  • N Biren Singh was unanimously elected as leader of Manipur BJP's legislative party
  • Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, BJP central observer for Manipur, felicitated N Biren Singh

Acting CM N Biren Singh will once again take oath as Chief Minister of Manipur, BJP announced on Sunday.

BJP central observers Nirmala Sitharaman, Kiren Rijiju and other BJP MLAs felicitated N Biren Singh after he was unanimously elected as leader of the legislative party and chief minister of state.

The decision was announced by Nirmala Sitharaman after the legislative party meeting.

"It's a good decision taken unanimously by everyone. It will ensure that Manipur has a stable and responsible government which will build further because the Centre today under the leadership of PM Modi gives special attention to Northeastern states," Sitharaman said.

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu congratulated N Biren Singh after being elected as leader of Manipur BJP's legislative party leader.

"My heartiest congratulations to @NBirenSingh Ji on being elected as leader of @BJP4Manipur legislature party. Manipur has witnessed rapid growth under your able leadership. May you be blessed with renewed enthusiasm & vigour to carry on with your good work for the State."

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