In an interesting development on Thursday, a meeting convened by Chief Minister N Biren Singh of all ruling party MLAs to deliberate on the ensuing National Conference of Youth Affairs and Sports Ministers in Imphal at the Cabinet Hall of CM Secretariat was attended by about 32 MLAs only.
The ruling alliance is composed of 32 BJP MLAs and others from NPP, JDU, KPA and some independents altogether 55 MLAs excluding the five Congress MLAs.
Following the recent resignation of BJP MLAs Th Radheshyam, Karam Shyam and Paonam Brojen from their respective posts, the state BJP has called a high level party meeting on Friday April 21 at 11 am in state BJP office to discuss the latest developments.
Both Th Radheshyam and Karam Shyam were both Cabinet ministers in the previous BJP led government under Chief Minister N Biren Singh till they were shunted out in a mid-term reshuffle.
The three MLAs cited certain grievances with the present Chief Minister N Biren Singh in video clips released in the social media.
On the other hand, some BJP MLAs are camping New Delhi and meeting Central leaders and voicing their disappointment with the state leadership as to lack of decentralization of power among ministers and MLAs.
Party sources here said, Manipur incharge Sambit Patra is expected to attend the meeting in which the Chief Minister and party MLAs were also invited.
The National Conference of Youth Affairs and Sports Ministers in Imphal is slated to be held on April 24.