GUWAHATI: NEDA (North East Democratic Alliance) convener Himanta Biswa Sarma has dropped a board hint that Manipur will go for major by-elections since many of the MLAs in the State have been disqualified after the recent Rajya Sabha election.
Talking to newsmen in Guwahati on Monday, Sarma said, "The situation in Manipur is under control now. I'm going to Imphal tomorrow. We're consulting with all of our MLAs, and things will be resolved nicely. There's nothing to worry. We'll see good results within the next two or three days.
"After the Rajya Sabha election a number of MLAs have been disqualified in the State. Anyway, Manipur is set for major by-elections. Once the Speaker passed certain orders can't be revoked. All those orders are final. Basically, the architecture will be a little different, but more or less we're continuing with the spirit of NEDA and NDA. Things will be addressed in two or three days."
When asked on the possibility of change of leadership in Manipur, Sarma said, "I think it is all stable now. With the principle of friendship and with the spirit of NEDA and NDA things will be resolved."
Manipur's ruling BJP clinched the State's lone Rajya Sabha seat on Friday last even after three of its legislators joined the Congress and withdrawal of support by six other MLAs, making the situation unstable for the Chief Minister N Biren Singh-led coalition government.