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Manipur Deputy Chief Minister Stripped of Portfolios for Making ‘Offensive Comments’ Against CM

The state cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Sunday, gave its nod to implement ILP in Manipur. (File photo/PTI)

The state cupboard, chaired by Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Sunday, gave its nod to implement ILP in Manipur. (File photograph/PTI)

A notification issued by Chief Secretary J Suresh Babu mentioned Y Joykumar Singh has been made a minister with out portfolio.

  • IANS
  • Last Updated: April 10, 2020, 9:05 AM IST

Imphal: Amidst the nation’s all-out battle in opposition to the unfold of Covid-19, in a significant political growth within the BJP dominated Manipur on Thursday, the state’s Deputy Chief Minister Y Joykumar Singh was stripped of all his portfolios after 4 ministers of NPP had been requested to stop from the saffron party-led alliance authorities.

A notification issued by Chief Secretary J Suresh Babu mentioned Y Joykumar Singh has been made a minister with out portfolio.

The notification, which is on the market with IANS, mentioned Joykumar’s portfolios — Municipal Administration, Housing and Urban Development, Forest, Environment and Climate Change, Science and Technology, Economics and Statists — have been reallocated by Governor Najma Heptulla to Chief Minister N. Biren Singh.

Earlier on Thursday, BJP leaders had requested its ally National People’s Party’s (NPP) ministers to go away the council of ministry due to the “irresponsible and derogatory remarks Joykumar had reportedly made against the Chief Minister.”

According to the media experiences, Joykumar, a former Director General of Manipur Police, had reportedly made some offensive feedback in opposition to Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, when some ladies met the previous to complain about not receiving ration of rice because of the Covid-19 pandemic and the continuing lockdown.

The leaders of the NPP, which has 4 MLAs, together with Joykumar, within the 60-member Manipur Assembly, are but to make any public reactions on the sudden political growth.

In the 2017 Assembly elections in Manipur, the Congress had gained 28 seats and the BJP bought 21. However, the BJP allied with NPP, Naga People’s Front and others to kind a coalition authorities.

The newest growth is prone to have a political fallout since a number of MLAs of the BJP and its allies have been demanding a reshuffle of the council of ministers.

The efficient energy of the 60-member Assembly is now 59 after a Congress MLA, who had defected to the BJP, was disqualified by the Speaker final month following an order of the Supreme Court.

The Election Commission in June final 12 months declared the NPP led by Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Ok. Sangma as a nationwide occasion. The NPP has political base in a lot of the northeastern states, together with Meghalaya, Manipur, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram and Nagaland.

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