Biren Singh to take floor test in Manipur assembly today
The Biren Singh government in Manipur will face the floor test on Monday. Singh, from Bharatiya Janata Party, was sworn in as chief minister of Manipur last week. There was a big battle between the BJP and the Congress to form the government. The Congress said that they were not invited to form the government despite being the single largest party in the state that they ruled for 15 years.
For Singh to sail through the floor test, he will need to get to the magic number of 31 in the 60 member house.
In the letter of support, Singh had told the governor that he enjoys the support of 32 MLAs. He has handed out letters of support from the NPP with 4 MLAs, NPF-4, TMC-1, LJP-1 and one independent. This takes the BJP's tally to 32.
The Congress too claimed to have the support of 32 MLAs. The Congress won 28 seats and said that it had the support of four NPP MLAs. The NPP had however disputed the letter and called it fake.