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 BJP legislature party.
He had later staked claim to form the government after meeting the Governor.
The Congress had emerged as the largest party in the state after the assembly elections, but the party fell short of majority. While the Congress won 28 seats in the 60-member assembly, the BJP got victory in 21 seats.
He had also staked claim to form the government.
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 BJP had managed to get the support of other MLAs in the state.
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