After BJP's grand win in Manipur, N Biren is all set to take oath as the CM today. He will be taking his oath at 3 PM today.
The State BJP legislature party meeting in Imphal on Sunday unanimously elected Manipur caretaker CM N Biren Singh to be the chief minister again.
Gehlot remarks came after Sibal triggered a row with his comments that the Gandhis should step aside and give other leaders a chance to lead the Congress.
Sources said that BJP chief JP Nadda, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and party national General Secretary, Organisation, BL Santhosh were present in the meeting, chaired by Modi.
Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said that they all told Sonia Gandhi that she alone is not responsible for the defeat of the Congress party in 5 states but every state leader, MP is responsible, not Gandhi family alone.
According to an analysis by PRS Legislative Research, the proportion of MLAs aged 55 years or below has decreased to 59.5 pc in 2022 from 64.7 pc in 2017.
The crucial Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting after the poll debacle in 5 states is underway in Delhi. Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, Mallikarjun Kharge, Ambika Soni, Salman Khurshid, Ajay Maken, Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi, P Chidambaram, Ashok Gehlot, other leaders present.
A Raj Bhavan official said that the Chief Minister accompanied by other ministers and MLAs met the Governor and submitted his resignation letter.
SS Olish (Chandel), former Minister Nemcha Kipgen (Kangpokpi), Sagolshem Kebi Devi (Naoriya Pakhanglakpa), all BJP, and Irengbam Nalini Devi (Oinam seat) and Pukhrambam Sumati Devi of National People's Party (NPP) won their seats, defeating their male rivals.
The 61-year-old has been widely credited for bringing peace and bridging the divide between the people of the valley and the hills, in this insurgency-hit, multi-ethnic state during his tenure as chief minister in the past five years.
Counting of votes for 60 assembly seats in Manipur began at 8:00 am on Thursday under tight security.
Rahul Gandhi's comments came after the Congress failed to make a mark in the assembly election in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa, and Manipur, and lost Punjab to the AAP.
The relaxation will be subject to existing instructions of state disaster management authorities (SDMA) and preventive measures imposed by concerned district authorities.
BJP has crossed half-way mark in Goa leading on 23 seats, Congress on 11. BJP leads in 9 Assembly Constituencies in Manipur.
The BJP had secured 21 seats in 2017 and wrested power for first time after stitching together a coalition govt with the support of 4 NPP MLAs, four Naga People's Front members, the lone Trinamool Congress MLA and an Independent member.
The term of the current Manipur government began on March 20, 2017, and is slated to end on March 19, 2022. Manipur witnessed a hung Assembly in the previous polls in 2017.
Responding after SP chief Akhilesh Yadav's statements on Tuesday that EVMs are being comprised, the poll body said, "Some rumors related to EVMs were spread which is wrong. Action has been taken. Commission has directed CEO UP to take action against such rumour mongers."
At the BJP's state office in the heart of Imphal, the mood is upbeat with workers busy cleaning the office premises and erecting fresh party flags on the boundary wall, preparing for Thursday's results.
Voting in polling stations in Ukhrul and Senapati were declared “to be void” following violence on March 5 during the second and final phase of the assembly polls in the state, officials said.