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Imphal, 25 September 2020 ( Evening News ) : Newly appointed Minister Oinam Lukhoi has disclosed that an allied party of the BJP led Coalition Government might be ousted from partnership. He has added that out of the 4 members of the party, two have been already dropped and if the remaining two wish to withdrew their supports, they are most welcome. He added that the Government will be more than happy to have some empty space. O. Lukhoi was speaking to media on the occasion of his reception at Thongkhong Luxmi Bazar in Wangoi Constituency last evening. He also declared that he will recruit as many people as possible from Wangoi Constituency to various posts of various Government departments. Expressing pride that no person had become a Minister without being an MLA, O. Lukhoi proclaimed that more than 150 individuals of Wangoi Constituency have been recruited as Government employees as he supported the BJP Government despite winning the last Election on Congress ticket.  O. Lukhoi mentioned that he is ready to accept any portfolio and claimed to be the right hand of Chief Minister N. Biren. He also lauded those who had resigned from their MLA posts to save the Chief Minister. The Newly appointed Minister asserted that he trusted Chief Minister N. Biren enough to resign from his MLA post to work for the welfare of the State. He assured to make all out efforts to develop Wangoi Constituency.

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Imphal, 25 September 2020 (Evening News ) : Deputy Chief Minister Y. Joykumar has said that NPP will take their decision on whether to continue supporting the BJP led State Government only after NPP National President Conrad K. Sangma arrives in Manipur.  In a telephonic conversation with Impact news, Y. Joykumar said that they have not made any decisions yet. It may be mentioned that in the 2017 general election, BJP won only 21 seats out of the 60 seats and they took support from the NPP, NPF, LJP, Trinamool Congress and Independent MLAs to form the coalition government. But BJP has been empowered after some Congress MLAs recently joined the party.  NPP legislatures had recently withdrawn their support but joined back in support of the BJP led government after a reconciliation meet. However, out of the 4 NPP Ministers,  2 Ministers namely Health Minister L. Jayantakumar and Fishery Minister N. Kayisii were dropped out of the State Cabinet yesterday against their earlier agreement.

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Imphal, 25 September 2020 (Evening News ) : Ex Minister Karam Shyam has said that Lok Janashakti Party will decide whether it will continue supporting the BJP led Coalition State government or not only after a meeting between (LJP) Central Leaders and Advisors of Langthabal Assembly Constituency. Karam Shyam said he has no grudge for being dropped from the Cabinet, however dropping him without any prior information is against the ethics of a Coalition government.  He said fate of the  2022 General Election will be clearly visible in the upcoming By-Election. Speaking to media at Chajing Mairenkhong Community Hall today, EX Minister Karam Shyam asserted that he had given his full support to strengthen the BJP led Coalition State Government right from the start. He added that he had never approached to give him a Ministerial post.  Karam Shyam assured that he will continue to work for the welfare of the public in his capacity as an MLA. He also said that party hopping without ethics for personal gains is the end of one’s political career. Minister Karam Shyam wished well to the newly appointed State cabinet ministers.

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Imphal, 25 September 2020 ( Evening News ) : Dropping of Kangpokpi MLA, Nemcha Kipgen from State Cabinet has led to mass upheavals in Kangpokpi District. Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren led BJP Coalition State Government's claims of building cordial relations among hill and valley inhabitants are at stake.  Following yesterday’s Cabinet reshuffle, various Women Organisations, Civil Society Organisations, Private Organisations & Associations of Kangpokpi carried out protest demonstrations at Kangpokpi Women’s Market today against the removal of the lone woman minister from the State Cabinet.  Enraged mob even burnt down Chief Minister N. Biren’s photo. They demanded to re-appoint Nemcha Kipgen as Cabinet Minister failing which they warned of launching even more intense agitations. Taking part in the protest, General Secretary of Kuki Women Union Sardar Hills, Hethem Kipgen lambasted Chief Minister Biren led BJP State Government for claiming to empower women in the State when the lone woman minister was removed from Cabinet. Speaking on the sidelines, KWWO President Hekim Hangshing asserted that Nemcha Kipgen initiated various welfare and developmental activities during her tenure as a Social Welfare Minister. Many members of Kuki Women Union Sadar Hills, Kangpokpi Women Welfare Organisation, Kuki Town Committee, Kangpokpi Youth Union, representatives of Kangpokpi Kuki Chief and various Women Organisations of Kangpokpi District took part in the protest demonstrations.

Thadou Inpi – General Headquarter in the name of Kangpokpi District condemned the dropping out of the lone woman Minister of Manipur Nemcha Kipgen of Kangpokpi Assembly seat in the recent Reshuffling of State Cabinet Reshuffle. Press release from Thadou Inpi – General Headquarter expressed discontentment against the BJP led State Government for the same.

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