A major reshuffle in Manipur cabinet assembly by Chief Minister N Biren Singh

  • | Friday | 25th September, 2020

A major reshuffle in Manipur cabinet assembly, Chief Minister N Biren Singh Thursday inducted five new faces in the council of ministers after removing six cabinet ministers.

A major reshuffle in Manipur cabinet assembly, Chief Minister N Biren Singh Thursday inducted five new faces in the council of ministers after removing six cabinet ministers.

The six ministers dropped, three were from BJP Education Minister The Radheshaym, Agriculture Minister V Hangkhanlien and Nemcha Kipgen, the only woman minister in the coalition government. Two from its ally National People’s Party (NPP) Health Minister L Jayantakumar and Tribal Affairs Minister N. Kayisii; and one from Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) PD Minister Kara Shyam.

Five new Cabinet ministers were imtroduced , including two MLAs who recently left the Congress to join BJP. One cabinet berth has been left open. One of the Congress MLAs is Okram Henry Singh, the nephew of former CM Okram Ibobi Singh.

CM Biren Singh said the sole objective of the reshuffle was the progress of Manipur while expressing his confidence that the government would be able to perform better with the rejig.

BJP national vice-president Baijayant Pand he said the reshuffle would improve the stability of the government. “Within two years, we expect a railway project to happen and similarly, very large-scale projects for water and so many other things are being taken up for the development of the country and especially the Northeast.”



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