With the Congress crying foul over not being invited first to form government in Manipur, the state Governor Najma Heptullah on Tuesday said she took the decision to invite the largest coalition first to ensure that a stable government is formed in the state.
She said the Constitution has entrusted the Governor the responsibility to 'weigh and measure' stability in the state.
In my 37 years in Parliament & when I was in Congress &worked with non-Cong govts, never have such allegations been put on me:Najma Heptulla— ANI (@ANI_news) March 14, 2017
Ruling of SC says responsibility of Governor is to see who has majority & will work for state's stability: Najma Heptulla, Governor Manipur pic.twitter.com/AR8cu38mWT— ANI (@ANI_news) March 14, 2017
The BJP has claimed that it enjoyed the support of 32 MLAs in the 60-member Assembly. The Congress has been complaining that the Governor should have invited them first to form the government as they were the single largest party.
The Congress has won 28 seats in Manipur while the BJP has secured 21. A BJP delegation had met the Governor on Sunday with 21 party MLAs besides 4 NPP MLAs, one LJP and TMC MLA and a Congress MLA.
Heptulla on Monday asked incumbent Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh to submit his resignation immediately, so that the process of formation of the next government can be started.