N Biren Singh sworn in as first BJP chief minister of Manipur
According To India Vote Kar
Footballer-turned-politician N Biren Singh was sworn in as the first BJP chief minister of Manipur on Wednesday and the party’s third CM after the ones in Arunachal Pradesh and Assam in the Northeast.
Singh was given oath of office by governor Najma Heptulla at Raj Bhavan here. Outgoing CM Okram Ibobi Singh blessed Biren, once his trusted lieutenant. State Congress chief T N Haokip also attended the ceremony.
Prominent BJP officials, including Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar, power minister Piyush Goyal, Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal and party general secretary Ram Madhav were present.
BJP chief Amit Shah could not attend the ceremony as the aircraft he boarded had developed a snag. He spoke to Biren over phone to congratulate him.
Seven of the eight ministers who were sworn in belong to allies. Four are from National People’s Party (NPP), one each from Naga People’s Front (NPF) and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP).
Source : Times of India
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