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Over Two-Thirds MLAs From JDU Join BJP In Manipur

In just few weeks after Bihar Chief Minister broke up ties with BJP, five out of seven MLAs of his Janata Dal (United) in Manipur joined hands with the ruling BJP on Friday.

As the number of MLAs who turned sides with BJP were more than two-thirds of the total, their decision will be called valid. The Speaker of the Manipur Assembly was happy with the MLAs joining hands with BJP, a statement released by the Manipur assembly said.

This is the second such act of of JDU leaders joining BJP in the northeast, as in 2020 also a similar act of six out seven JDU leaders joined BJP in Arunachal Pradesh.

In the assembly elections in March this year, the JDU won 6 out of 38 constituencies it fought.

The MLAs who have joined hands with BJP include Md Achab Uddin, Kh Jyokishan N Sanate, Thangjam Arunkumar and former DGP LM Khaute.

Earlier, Mr Arunkumar and LM Khaute tried to fight the assembly polls for BJP, but end up joining the JDU after the party turned them down.

The development came just a weeks after, Janata Dal (United) Chief Nitish Kumar joined hands with Tejashwi Yadav’s Rashtriya Janata Dal, Congress and other parties.

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