Ex Manipur Congress chief Govindas Konthoujam joins BJP
Ex Manipur Congress chief Govindas Konthoujam joins BJP

Govindas Konthoujam, a former minister and six-time MLA from Bishnupur district in Manipur, joined the BJP on August 1, saying he was impressed with the Modi Government's development work for the region. Manipur Assembly elections due next year, at this point, Konthoujam’s joining has come as shot in the arm of the BJP which welcomed him into its fold in the presence of Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh, indicating the importance the BJP is according him.

The development comes months ahead of the next Assembly polls in Manipur where the last time, in 2017, the Congress had turned out to be the single largest party, although it was the BJP that managed to cobble together a government.

Konthoujam’s entry to the Bharatiya Janata party was announced by the party’s national media in-charge and national spokesperson Anil Baluni in the presence of Manipur chief minister Nongthombam Biren Singh, senior party leader Sambit Patra and Manipur Pradesh chief A Sharda Devi. Konthoujam could have been even the Congress’s Chief Ministerial face in the State. But he chose to quit Congress a few days back.


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