IMPHAL, APRIL 15 2017: Manipur Health Minister L Jayantakumar Singh on Saturday resigned from his position citing government interference in the ministry. Singh’s resignation comes a little after a month since the BJP-led coalition government took over in the state. According to an India Today report, in a letter to the Chief Minister N Biren Singh, the minister said he was not consulted when the Manipur health director was suspended recently, adding that the manner for the suspension was direct intrusion and trespassing on his authority as a minister.
Manipur was among five states where Assembly elections took place this year. With 28 out of 60 seats in hand, BJP formed an alliance with members from other parties in the state, led by current Chief Minister N Biren Singh. Jayantakumar Singh was a minister hailing from the NPP faction.