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Manipur Cong meets acting guv, stakes claim to form govt

Press Trust of India  |  Imphal 

A delegation in today staked claim to form government in the state, Kh Jaikishan Singh, the of the party's state unit, said.

The move comes following the political upheaval in where the Congress-JD(S) combine protested gainst Vajubhai Vala's decision to invite BJP's BS Yeddyurappa to form the government.

Nine leaders of Legislature Party (CLP), led by the in Assembly and former Okram Ibobi Singh, met Acting at Raj Bhavan here around noon and staked claim to form government, Singh said.

The had bagged 28 seats in the 60-member House in the 2017 Assembly polls and emerged as the single-largest party.

The BJP, which secured 21 seats, had joined hands with regional parties and had invited the coalition to form the government.

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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 14:30 IST