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Congress to move no-confidence motion against BJP-led govt in Manipur

The Congress has staked claim to form government in Manipur.

Congress leader Okram Ibobi Singh met Governor Najma Heptullah seeking vote on no-confidence motion against the BJP-led government.

The Congress on Thursday decided to move a no-confidence motion against the Biren Singh-led government in Manipur, a day after nine MLAs, including three from the BJP, withdrew support from the government. The party met Governor Najma Heptullah this afternoon, requesting a special session of the assembly to move the motion.

“We have come here to submit an application to the Governor, requesting for a special session of the assembly to adopt a resolution on the no-confidence motion against the government led by N Biren Singh,” senior Congress Chaltonlien Amo told journalists before entering the Raj Bhawan.

The Congress claimed it had the numbers to form the government under Okram Ibobi Singh.

“We want the Governor to call the newly formed Secular Progressive Front (SPF) under Okram Ibobi Singh, leader of the single largest party. The Congress with the SPF will form the government. The present government no longer commands a majority” he added.

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