Imphal, June 16,
Who will win in the battle for throne? A big question asked by everyone in the ongoing political crisis in Manipur. Everyone is now aware that there is a rebellion from a group of BJP MLAs led by Th. Bishwajit demanding replacement of the Chief Minister but, Government spokesperson Th. Radheshyam who return back from New Delhi today said that the crisis will be soon resolved.
Official source said that Chief Minister N. Biren Singh met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed about the issue.
Th Radheshyam inabilty to answer a direct question on whether the Key portfolios which were taken out from Minister Bishwajit and Dy. Chief Minister Y. Joykumar will be restored showed that the crisis is still there and a solution to the crisis will be sacrificed of either Chief Minister N. Biren Singh or Th. Bishwajit.
Meanwhile, source said that, Central leaderships of the BJP are not favouring change of Chief Minister at this crucial hour. Amidst the political crisis, the issue of overdraft in the state exchequer added salt to the wounds. But Political analysts said that the central Ministers are giving more priority to Chief Minister N. Biren Singh while consulting over this issue for sorting it out.
The commission of enquiry committee on the huge withdrawal of fund from Works and Power department after the portfolios has been pull off from Minister Bishwajit also talks volumes.
“It was just an official procedure that a government should do”, Government Spokesperson Radheshyam said while answering to media person today.
However, removal of the portfolios clearly drawn a line of enmity between Bishwajit and Biren.
BJP MLA S. Rajen who also returned today along with Minister Radheshyam said that there is no question of change of Chief Minister. Besides putting emphasis to the crisis evolving around, the MLA said that the Chief Minister is concern to the present issue of overdraft. He added that the Chief Minister had consulted with almost all Union Ministers including the Home Minister to solve the financial crisis.
“Our Chief Minister had met almost all central leaders including the Prime Minister and the Home Minister, everything will be settle in one or two days”, he said.
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