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60 Manipur legislators sworn in today; Biren Singh to undergo floor test on Monday

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Imphal, March 19: The 60 elected members of the Manipur assembly were sworn in on Sunday.

Earlier, Governor Najma Heptullah appointed V. Hangkhalian the pro-tem Speaker and administered the oath in a simple function at the Raj Bhavan.

Most elected Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) members returned to Imphal on Saturday evening from Guwahati.

The strength of the Congress in the house went down to 27 from its original 28. A lone TMC legislator, T. Shyamkumar, had joined the cabinet.

On Monday, the coalition ministry headed by N. Biren Singh shall undergo a floor test.

In Manipur assembly election 2017 election, no party gained the majority. The ruling Congress although emerged as a single largest party with 28 of the total 60 seats, but BJP which gain only 21 seats formed interim government claiming support of 33 legislators with the support of the NPP, NPF and LJP.

Wefornews Bureau

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