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Nirmala Sitharaman, Kiren Rijiju arrive in Imphal ahead of meet; third contender arises for CM’s seat

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The RSS-backed Yumnam Khemchand Singh was the speaker in the earlier Assembly and could be an possibility for the BJP to keep away from infighting between Biren Singh and Biswajit Singh

Manipur: Nirmala Sitharaman, Kiren Rijiju arrive in Imphal ahead of meet; third contender arises for CM’s seat

The Frontrunners: (From left) Biswajit Singh, N Biren Singh and Yumnam Khemchand Singh.

The Bharatiya Janata Party, which returned to energy in Manipur by winning 32 seats in the 60-member House in the current Assembly elections in the state is but to select a chief ministerial face.

On Sunday, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Union Law and Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju arrived in Imphal to attend a gathering with newly elected BJP MLAs in the state, celebration sources stated.

Sitharaman has been appointed because the central observer and Rijiju as co-observer for the election of the BJP legislature celebration chief. Sitharaman can also be scheduled to fulfill BJP employees in Manipur, a state celebration chief stated.

The two central ministers have been accompanied by caretaker chief minister N Biren Singh and legislators Th Bishwajit and Y Khemchand, who had gone to New Delhi on Saturday.

Union Labour Minister Bhupendra Yadav, Manipur’s titular king and BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP Leishemba Sanajaoba and celebration nationwide spokesperson Sambit Patra additionally arrived with them.

So what is going on?

Both N Biren Singh and Biswajit Singh have been thus far being seen because the frontrunners for the put up of chief minister.

Biren Singh had stated that he has by no means contested elections “for CM or any other post” however as a employee of BJP.

“I never contested elections for CM or any other post but as a worker of my party. The decision (on CM’s face) will be taken by higher authorities… Chief minister or no chief minister, I am somebody who has worked in the interest of the party and will continue to do so,” Biren Singh advised ANI.

Meanwhile, Biswajit Singh has additionally refused to touch upon speculations doing rounds about him in the race for the subsequent chief minister of the state.

Speaking to media individuals in New Delhi, Biswajit Singh stated, “I don’t want to comment on that (on reports that he is in the race to become the next chief minister of Manipur). We don’t have any group, among ourselves, that is for sure. The BJP is a democratic party, and leadership will decide this (the CM issue).”

Twist in the story

According to NDTV, a third contender backed by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh for the chief minister’s put up has emerged in Manipur. The RSS-backed chief, Speaker in the earlier meeting Yumnam Khemchand Singh, was known as to Delhi by the BJP management on Saturday, together with caretaker Biren Singh and Biswajit Singh.

Yumnam Khemchand Singh could be an possibility for the BJP to keep away from infighting between Biren Singh and Biswajit Singh, sources have stated.

Slights from Opposition

Meanwhile, Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) nationwide convenor Arvind Kejriwal has claimed that the BJP regardless of successful 4 states in the lately concluded Assembly elections just isn’t capable of kind the governments resulting from infighting inside the celebration.

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