Congress appoints Maken as observer for Manipur


IMPHAL | JUNE 19, 2020:

The Congress party has appointed Ajay Maken as an observer to supervise the political situation in Manipur. He will be accompanied by the party's state in-charge, Gaurav Gogoi.

This latest development comes in after the BJP government was reduced to a minority following the withdrawal of support by MLAs.

Meanwhile, the Congress has staked claim to form the government in the state and has sought the removal of the speaker.

On Wednesday, the three-year-old BJP-led coalition government in Manipur headed by Chief Minister N Biren Singh was pushed into a political turmoil after three BJP MLAs quit the party and joined the Congress. Adding to this, six legislators also withdrew their support.