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Ibobi quits as Manipur CM

Okram Ibobi Singh finally put in his paper as Manipur chief minister. The three time chief minister, who refused to resign claiming number till afternoon on Monday, called on Governor Najma Heptulla and tendered his resignation.

This has paved the way for T Biren Singh to take oath as new chief minister on Wednesday. Singh along with senior BJP leaders Himanta Biswa Sarma and Prakash Javadekar met Governor on Tuesday morning where she agreed to hold the oath taking ceremony.

Ibobi Singh agreed to quit after nine of the 28 new legislators remained absent from the CLP meeting in Imphal on Monday afternoon. Five of them are believed yo have been camping at Taj Vivanta Hotel in Guwahati.

 

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