Manipur political crisis: BJP flies 4 NPP MLAs to Delhi

The political drama in Manipur continued with the four National People’s Party (NPP) legislators, who had withdrawn support to N Biren Singh headed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led coalition government last week, leaving Imphal on Tuesday to meet central leaders in Delhi.

BJP’s northeast troubleshooter and Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, prior to their departure from the Bir Tikendrajit International airport near Imphal in the afternoon, said the BJP leadership will try to resolve the issue with the “spirit of friendship and solidarity”.

Sarma, who is also the convener of the North-East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) further said: “This time we want to address all the issues raised by the MLAs. We want to resolve all the issues once for all so that we can concentrate on development and elections.”

Sarma along with Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma, who is also the national president of NPP, air dashed to Imphal on a chartered flight earlier in the day to meet leaders and resolve the ongoing political crisis.