Manipur government spokesperson Sapam Ranjan on Monday declared that Kuki People’s Alliance (KPA)'s exit from the NDA government will not impact the BJP-led Manipur government.
A day after the KPA announced its decision to withdraw from the BJP-led Manipur government, Health Minister Sapam Ranjan said that KPA's exit will not affect the BJP government as it has the majority.
“As far as the government is concerned, the decision of KPA withdrawing support would not affect the government in any way since we have an absolute number,” he said.
The state government has been vocal against the demand for a separate administration or Union Territory from day one, he added.
It may be mentioned here that the KPA has two MLAs, namelly Kimneo Haokip Hangshing from Saikul assembly constituency and Chinlunthang Manlun from Singhat assembly constituency.
In the 60-member Manipur Assembly, the BJP has 32 MLAs and the party enjoys support of five NPF MLAs and three independent legislators.
In a letter addressed to Governor Anusuiya Uikey under the subject, ‘Withdrawal of support to the N. Biren Singh Government of Manipur’, KPA president Tongmang Haokip stated, “After careful consideration of the current conflagration, the continued support for the incumbent government of Manipur led by Chief Minister N Biren Singh is no longer fructuous.”
“Accordingly, the support of the KPA to the Government of Manipur is hereby withdrawn and can be considered null and void,” he stated.