The Mirror of Manipur || Fast, Factual and Fearless.

Govindas Konthoujam resigns from Manipur Assembly; he also submits his resignation from primary membership of Congress

Govindas Konthoujam

The resignation of the former minister in the erstwhile Okram Ibobi Singh led Congress government and current MLA follows speculations of him joining the BJP. His resignation as the Member of the Manipur Legislative Assembly has been accepted.

TFM Report

In a letter submitted to the Manipur Legislative Assembly Speaker, Govindas Konthoujam stated that he was tendering his resignation as a member of the house. He submitted the resignation letter just before noon on Wednesday.

The Speaker of the Assembly has accepted his resignation. In response to the development, the Manipur Legislative Assembly Secretariat in a bulletin published by the secretary said that consequent upon his resignation, the seat of the 26-Bishnupur Assembly Constituency is now “vacant” with effect from Wednesday.

Before Govindas resigned from the Assembly, he also submitted his resignation from the primary membership of the Indian National Congress. In a letter addressed to the Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) interim president, the Govindas said he was tendering his resignation due to personal reasons.

It may be recalled that there were media speculations that stated Govindas was all set to join the BJP as per sources from the BJP central party sources.

A former Minister, Govindas Konthoujam is 6-time MLA from the Bishnupur Assembly Constituency (AC) and was the chief whip of Congress in the state Assembly. 

As reported earlier by TFM, sources said that it was the BJP central leadership who were in favour of granting him an entry into the saffron party due to current leadership and administrative crises being faced by the Manipur government.

TFM was informed that Govindas Konthoujam was still weighing all options available so as not to jeopardize his political prospects in future and in the advent of him joining the BJP.

On July 17, Govindas Konthoujam had submitted his resignation from the presidentship of MPCC addressed to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi stating that he decided to resign due to “personal reasons”.


You might also like
Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.