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Manipur: Congress MLA Chaltonlien Amo joins ruling BJP

Congress MLA Chaltonlien Amo of Tipaimukh Assembly constituency joined ruling BJP on Sunday in Manipur.Election Commission has announced two phased polls in the 60 member assembly.The assembly elections would be held in Manipur in two phases on February 27 and March 3.

Amo was vice president of Pradesh Congress. Bharatiya Janata Party Manipur state President A. Sharda Devi welcomed Amo.Sharda Devi said the joining of Amo is an example of conviction in the proactive policies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and N. Biren Singh led governments to develop Manipur and the entire northeastern region.“I welcome Shri Chaltonlien Amo Tipaimukh to the Bhajpa Parivar. The BJP is going from strength to strength in Manipur due to people’s belief in the leadership of PM Shri Narendra Modi ji and the great work being done by Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh ji in the state,” Union Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Bhupender Yadav tweeted.Recently Congress president Govindas Konthoujam and few MLAs quit the party and joined the BJP.

Source: Economic Times