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Manipur Guv invites BJP to form Govt., oath to be taken tomorrow

ANI  |  Imphal (Manipur) [India] 

Bharatiya Janata Party's chief ministerial candidate for Nongthombam Biren Singh and his council of ministers has been invited to form the in the state by Governor Najma Heptullah.

The oath ceremony will be held tomorrow and will be attended by party chief and MoS in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO)

The party, which had won 21 seats made a bid for power claiming it has the support of 33 legislators in the 60-member assembly.

Biren Singh was elected unanimously as the leader of the legislature party.

He had later staked claim to form the after meeting the Governor.

The had emerged as the largest party in the state after the assembly elections, but the party fell short of majority. While the won 28 seats in the 60-member assembly, the got victory in 21 seats.

who has been serving as chief minister for 15 years, since 2002, was again elected the leader of the Legislature Party.

He had also staked claim to form the

Ibobi Singh had argued that the Congress being the single largest party with 28 seats should be given the first opportunity to form the government.

However, the had managed to get the support of other MLAs in the state.

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First Published: Tue, March 14 2017. 18:51 IST