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Amid horse trading reports, Manipur Congress says, “Congress MLAs intact”

Tuesday, 20 July 2021 (17:51 IST)
Imphal: Manipur Congress President Govindas Konthoujam has reportedly submitted his resignation and some other Congress MLAs were also rumoured to be toying the idea of leaving the party.

Manipur Congress leaders however refuted the news which had been circulating in section of the media.

Congress Spokesperson N Bupenda Meitei said as directed by Congress President Sonia Gandhi, AICC in-charge of Manipur, Bhakta Charan Das, former Union Minister, will arrive in Imphal tomorrow to meet with senior leaders and other leaders of the party in Manipur.

He said Congress President Sonia Gandhi was well aware of the developments in the state, and was deeply concerned for the future of better Manipur.

Names of two Congress MLAs were mentioned in section of the media but they refuted the news. The Congress party which won 28 seats in the 2017 Assembly elections has now 17 MLAs.

Political speculations of possible horse trading were doing the round as 11 ruling MLAs were facing a case in the Supreme Court for holding office of profit. (UNI)

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