Cong MLA Francis Ngajokpa Resigns Ahead of Manipur Assembly Polls

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Former minister of rural development & panchayati raj and Congress MLA Francis Ngajokpa resigned from the Manipur assembly polls. Francis submitted his resignation to Manipur PCC president T. N. Haokip.

Key Aspects

  • Francis resigned because of difference of opinion with the members.
  • Francis Ngajokpa is a third MLA to leave the Congress ahead of the 2017 state Assembly elections.
    • Y. Erabot (Congress leader and former food & civil supplies, education and public health engineering minister) .
    • Second is N. Biren Singh (Former irrigation and flood control minister) .
    • Third is Francis Ngajokpa.
Name of MLA Resigns from Manipur Assembly Polls
  • On September 12, Erabot left Congress and joined Bharatiya Janata Party.
  • Biren resigned as MLA on October 6.
  • Francis supporters had arranged a meeting at the Maram town - about 80km north of Imphal. He resigned to receive continued support.
  • His supporters warned that they would not vote for any Congress candidate in the 49 (ST) Tadubi Assembly constituency in the forthcoming state Assembly election.

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