Imphal, March 13: As the tussle for power between Congress and BJP continues, both parties are confident on having attained the magic numbers and are now waiting for the Governor, Najma Heptulla to give her nod for government formation in Manipur.
Meanwhile, reports have just been received that Nongthombam Biren Singh has been chosen as the chief ministerial candidate from BJP. In October 2016, Biren resigned from the Manipur Legislative Assembly and the Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee, this came after revolt against Chief Minister of ManipurOkram Ibobi Singh. N. Biren formally joined the BJP on October 17, 2016 and later became the Spokesperson and Co-convener of the Election Management Committee of BJP Manipur Pradesh. He contested as a candidate of the BJP from Heingang Assembly Constituency.
In a parallel development, the Congress CM has also said that he would be vacating the seat in the next 24 hours. As both parties claim on having the magic numbers, it will be interesting to see on whose favour the balance tilts.