NPP, LJP EXTEND SUPPORT TO BJP TO FORM MANIPUR GOVT

The BJP’s chances of forming the next government in Manipur brightened today as the National People’s Party and the LJP formally extended their support.

Flanked by NPP and LJP leaders and their winning candidates, BJP general secretary Ram Madhav told a press conference, “We have been able to come to an understanding with the NPP and the Lok Janshakti Party in our bid to form the government in Manipur.”

The NPP and the LJP, both NDA constituents at the Centre, have won four seats and one seat, respectively, which will add up to 26 with BJP’s 21, five short of the magic figure of 31 to form the government.

Madhav said that as per an “understanding” with another NDA partner Naga People’s Front, which has won four seats, the number would go up to 30 and the support of one more MLA would be “secured”.

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