Governor administered oath to the five new Ministers in Manipur
The Governor Najma Heptulla administered oath to the five new Ministers this evening were S Rajen, Satyabrata Singh and V Valte from the BJP and former Congress leaders Okram Henry and Oinam Lukhoi Singh. Henry is the nephew of former Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh.
Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh has dropped six Ministers from his cabinet on Thursday. The three Ministers from ruling Bharatiya Janata Party who were dropped from the Council of Ministers are Agriculture, Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Minister V Hangkhanlian, Social Welfare and Cooperation Minister Nemcha Kipgen and Education, Labour and Employment Minister Thokchom Radheshyam Singh.
All the three are from the ruling BJP. Kipgen was the lone woman Minister in the Cabinet. Manipur Governor Dr Najma Heptulla has accepted the dropping of the Ministers. Amongst other coalition minister who were dropped- Health Minister L Jayantakumar and Tribal Affairs Minister N Kayisii, who belong to the National People’s Party, and Lok Janshakti Party leader and Public Distribution Minister Karam Shyam.