NPF to sever ties with BJP in Manipur

NPF to sever ties with BJP in Manipur
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Kohima, May 18: The Naga People’s Front (NPF) has finally decided to walk out of the Government in Manipur State.
This decision was taken today at a marathon meeting of the party bigwigs along with cock lawmakers from Manipur and party managers there.
Party sources said after marathon deliberation, which was attended by former Chief Minister, T R Zeliang and party president, Dr. Shurhozelie Liezietsu, the party decided to withdraw support to the BJP Government headed by Chief Minister, N. Biren Singh after the election process of Lok Sabha is completed.
The decision, party insiders said, was taken owing to indifferent attitude of the BJP towards the cock party which has four MLAs in Manipur, and also saffron party’s approach to NPF in Nagaland.
But seemingly the decision of the NPF party is in anticipation of a non-BJP Government at the Centre.
While cock party is in the Government in Manipur led by the BJP, in Nagaland they are arch-rivals.
But BJP in Manipur denied charges of the NPF and assured to iron out difference after the Lok Sabha election.
The decision will have no significant impact on the BJP-led Government, which will still have 36 members after the NPF’s exit. In the 60-member Manipur assembly, BJP has half the total number of MLAs, while its partners NPF and National People’s Party (NPP) have four seats each. LJP has one seat and an Independent legislator supports the coalition.
(Page News Service)