Legislative assembly

Manipur MP Md Ashab Uddin resigns from assembly ahead of elections

MP Md Ashab Uddin had supported the BJP-led coalition government in Manipur since its formation after the 2017 parliamentary elections.

IMPHAL: A month away from Manipur Assembly elections, Independent MP Md Ashab Uddin resigned from the Manipur Legislative Assembly on Friday.

“MP Md Ashab Uddin who was elected from the 40-member assembly constituency of Jiribam has resigned his membership in the Manipur Legislative Assembly,” assembly secretary K Meghajit Singh said in an official bulletin published here. Friday.

“Following his resignation, Assembly Constituency 40-Jiribam is now vacant as of Friday, January 28, 2022.”

With the resignation of Md Ashab Uddin, a total of eight constituencies are vacant in the Manipur Assembly, which has 60 members.

Md Ashab Uddin could not be reached for comment. He has joined Janata Dal United, according to a Sangai Express report.

MP Md Ashab Uddin had supported the BJP-led coalition government in Manipur since its formation after the 2017 parliamentary elections.

On January 10, Dr. Chaltonlien Amo, a Congress MP who represents Tipaimukh assembly constituency in Churachandpur district, also resigned from the state assembly and later joined the BJP in Imphal.

In 2017, Congress became the largest party in the state with 28 seats, but watched helplessly as the BJP, which won 21 seats, formed the government with the support of four MPs from the National People’s Party, four MPs from the Front People’s Naga and one MP each from Trinamool Congress, Lok Janshakti Party and Independent Md Ashab Uddin.

Manipur will go to the polls in two phases on February 27 and March 3. In the first phase, elections will be held in 38 constituencies. The remaining 22 constituencies will vote in the second phase.

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