For the upcoming bypolls in the state, Assam Minister and BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma arrived in Manipur to campaign for the candidates of the party.
For bypolls on November 7th, there are four Assembly constituencies of Manipur.
With Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh and other party leaders, Assam finance, education and Health Minister Sarma, who is also the convenor of North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) led by BJP, will campaign for the BJP candidates.
The Manipur chief minister took to his twitter handle welcoming Sharma, “Welcome to Imphal Shri. @himantabiswa Ji, Cabinet Minister, Assam and Senior BJP leader. Himanta Da and I will be campaigning for the upcoming by-election in four assembly constituencies of Manipur today.”
Minister Sarma then retweeted: “Hon’ble Chief Minister, You are doing excellent work for the people of Manipur. Your simplicity and kind gesture always inspire me.”, sharing the tweet by N Biren Biren.
In the meantime, BJP candidate of Manipur Ginsuanhau has been elected from Singhat (ST) Assembly Constituency uncontested.
After Chinlunthang withdrew the nomination papers as an independent candidate for Singhat constituency under Churachandpur district on October 22, Ginsuanhau, ex-MLA from Singhat is left as the only candidate for the seat.
Along with 5 other Congress legislators, Ginsuanhau resigned from the membership of Manipur Legislative Assembly, on August.
The other Congress MLAs were O Lukhoi (Wangoi), Md Abdul Nasir (Lilong), O Henry (Wangkhei), P Brojen (Wangjing-Tentha) and Ngamthang Haokip (Sauti-ST).
As a result, bypolls to 4 Assembly constituencies – Wangoi, Lilong, Wangjing-Tentha and Saitu in the state are scheduled for November 7.
The contestants for the Manipur bypolls counts 11 now.
The votes will be counted on November 10.