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With past stints in football and journalism, N Biren Singh sworn-in as chief minister for second term

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He established his place in the BJP by successful the 2022 mandate with the celebration by itself crossing the midway mark in the Assembly. The BJP received 32 out of 60 Assembly seats in Manipur

Manipur: With past stints in football and journalism, N Biren Singh sworn-in as chief minister for second term

N Biren Singh takes oath as the Chief Minister of Manipur in Imphal. ANI

Footballer-turned-politician N Biren Singh was sworn-in as the chief minister of Manipur for the second term on Monday. Singh led the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to victory in the just lately concluded Assembly elections in the state.

Five MLAs, together with Nemcha Kipgen, Y Khemchand Singh, Th Biswajit Singh, Awangbou Newmai, & Govindas Konthoujam took oath as the cupboard ministers of the state.

BJP’s nationwide president JP Nadda arrived in Imphal at present to participate in Singh’s oath-taking ceremony. Sharing photos with him, Singh wrote in a tweet that the complete state unit of BJP Manipur was grateful to Nadda for being current in the ceremony. Singh’s tweet:

As per a report by information company PTI, Governor Ganesan had earlier invited Singh as the chief of the BJP legislative celebration to “indicate the time and date for forming the ministry” an announcement issued by the Raj Bhavan mentioned. The assertion got here quickly after Union Ministers Nirmala Sitharaman and Kiren Rijiju handed over a letter on behalf of the celebration to Ganesan stating that N Biren Singh has been elected unanimously as the chief of the BJP legislature celebration with 32 MLAs.

According to a report by information company ANI, Singh, 61, was earlier a footballer and later he took to journalism earlier than lastly switching to politics in 2002.

Born in Imphal in 1961, Singh graduated from Manipur University. He performed football for the Border Security Force (BSF) workforce, which received the Durand Cup, defeating Kolkata workforce Mohun Bagan in 1981. Quitting the BSF workforce a 12 months later, he then performed a number of home tournaments.

Following his stint as an energetic football participant, Singh took up journalism in 1992. With no formal coaching, he began a regional newspaper Naharolg go Thoudang and labored as an editor until 2002.

Political profession 

Another flip of destiny in 2002 led him to take a plunge into politics. Singh made his debut by becoming a member of the ranks of the Democratic Revolutionary Peoples’ Party. Contesting his first election in 2002, he received the Heingang Assembly constituency, ANI mentioned.

After switching to Congress in 2003, Singh managed to retain his Heingang seat. In the Congress authorities underneath Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh, Singh was a minister of vigilance. He additionally turned a minister for irrigation, flood management and youth affairs and sports activities in 2007.

However, there was a fallout between Singh and Okram Ibobi Singh, who was thought-about his very long time shut aide when he was unnoticed of the Cabinet after the 2012 elections. Notably, he received a 3rd consecutive term from the Heingang Assembly seat.

As per ANI, in 2016, he rebelled in opposition to the then chief minister and joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in October.

In the 2017 Assembly polls, Congress confronted defeat, falling in need of a transparent majority. N Biren Singh led the BJP to cobble collectively a coalition authorities, turning into the chief minister of the state. In 2017, he received the Heingang seat for the fourth term, and additionally turned the primary chief minister from the BJP.

He established his place in the BJP additional by successful the 2022 mandate with the celebration by itself crossing the midway mark in the Assembly.

The BJP received 32 out of 60 Assembly seats in Manipur.

With inputs from companies

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