Four Congress MLAs join ruling BJP in Manipur

RSTV Bureau
Nongthombam Biren Singh is greeted after he was elected at BJP legislature party leader in Imphal on 13 February 2017.

File photo: Nongthombam Biren Singh is greeted after he was elected at BJP legislature party leader in Imphal on 13 February 2017.

Sumatibala Nongthoujam, President of the Mahila Morcha of Manipur Pradesh BJP, told PTI that the Congress MLAs who joined the BJP were Ngamthang Haokip, Y Surchandra Singh, S Bira Singh MLA and O Lukhoi Singh.

They were accorded a warm welcome at a function at Manipur Pradesh BJP office here. The function was attended by Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh, Assam Finance Minister Hemanta Biswa Sarma and President of Manipur state BJP Ksh Bhabananda Singh, among others.

Earlier, Congress MLAs Th Shyamkumar Singh, now a minister in the BJP-led coalition government, and Ginsuanhau had joined the BJP after the last Assembly elections.