CM leaves for Delhi with Cong MLA

By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Jun 30: Chief Minister N Biren left Imphal for Delhi this afternoon on a chartered flight together with Congress MLA RK Imo to hold talks with Central leaders on the recent political upheaval. Speaking to media persons at Bir Tikendrajit International Airport, Biren said that he would not stay long at Delhi but come back soon after meeting some Central leaders.
Saying that he would convey his gratefulness to BJP Central leaders on the election of BJP candidate Leishemba Sanajaoba to the State’s lone Rajya Sabha seat, Biren said that he will meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
On being enquired about portfolios to be given to the NPP Ministers, the Chief Minister maintained that the matter would be decided by Central leaders.
Sources informed that N Biren was followed by Congress MLA RK Imo who happens to be his son-in-law.
During his two-days visit, Biren will be meeting BJP chief JP Nadda and Union Home Minister Amit Shah, reports EastMojo .
Briefing the media earlier, the Chief Minister had earlier informed that assigning portfolios to the four National People's Party (NPP) MLAs, who had revoked their decision and renewed their support to the BJP-led coalition Government in the state, will be decided after talking with BJP Central leaders during his visit to the National capital.
Meanwhile, as per reports, the Naga People's Party (NPF), also an ally of the BJP-led Government, is negotiating for more Cabinet berths, in addition to the two they already have.
"Government knows our sincerity and sacrifices we have made and principle we had during the political turbulence. And, so we are hopeful and expecting that the Government will accommodate our MLAs," one of its party workers told to EastMojo earlier.
On Monday, NPF central leaders comprising of Vikheho Swu, NPF Manipur in-charge and Yitachu, both members of the Nagaland Assembly, visited the State and called on Chief Minister Biren Singh. The NPF leaders were accompanied by MP Dr Lorho Pfoze along with its four MLAs.
(With EastMojo)