Former Manipur Congress chief joining BJP imminent

Correspondent IMPHAL, Jul 31 | Publish Date: 7/31/2021 1:48:02 PM IST

The opposition Congress in Manipur is likely to suffer another heavy blow following the departure of its former chief Govindas Konthoujam

The seasoned politician who chose to remain silent after he left Congress by tendering resignation from primary membership after resigning from the Manipur Legislative Assembly has rushed to New Delhi. Konthoujam left Imphal for the national capital on Friday allegedly to meet with Central leaders of the BJP there. He reportedly joined two sitting Congress MLAs who had already camped there for the last few days.

After tendering his resignation as president of MPCC on July 20 last, Konthoujam departed from the party on July 28, the day he resigned from the Manipur Legislative Assembly. Since he tendered his resignation as MPCC chief, Konthoujam remained unreachable even as there were talks in the political circle that he is likely to join the BJP.

However, there were talks that he was in close contact with top brasses of the RSS and he took the decision of leaving the Congress and also resigning from the state Assembly.

Sources said that Konthoujam had rushed to the national capital after getting a green signal from the two Congress MLAs to meet with Central leaders of the BJP.

The dashing of state chief minister N Biren Singh to the national capital along with state BJP chief A Sarda Devi today (Saturday) has added fuel to the blurry political development being witnessed in the last few days.

The chief minister and the state BJP president left Imphal for New Delhi today.

Even though party sources disclosed their visit to the national capital as a routine visit related to organizational matters, a highly reliable source said that they were summoned by the Central leaders of the party.

Local media, in the meantime, reported that Konthoujam along with some sitting MLAs of Manipur Congress are likely to join the BJP formally at New Delhi in front of the Central leaders and state leaders.

The media, however, quoted reliable sources close to the party.


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