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Supported BJP with party's permission, I'm still in TMC: Robindro

IANS  |  Imphal 

Manipur's only (TMC) lawmaker T. Robindro Singh, who sided with the ruling BJP-led alliance during the vote on Monday, said he had taken the step with the permission of his party.

Singh said he was still with the TMC.

"I am still with .. This is state There are some differences between central and state politics," Singh told television channel Star Ananda.

Justifying his decision to back the ruling alliance, he said people in wanted a change.

"The ruled for 15 years at a stretch. So there was no change. After hearing the voice of the people, I have supported those who are forming the government. With the permission of my party high command, I have taken the step," he said.

Manipur's new Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, heading the state's first (BJP)-led government, on Monday won the floor test in the assembly by voice vote.

The floor test took place 11 days after assembly elections threw up a fractured verdict and five days after the Biren Singh ministry was sworn in.

In the 60-member house, the won 21 seats and the 28.

But the joined hands with the Naga People's Front (NPF) and the National People's Party (NPP), which have four legislators each, and was backed by an Independent and a member each from the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) and the TMC.

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First Published: Mon, March 20 2017. 22:26 IST
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