Imphal: The Kuki People’s Alliance (KPA), one of the few political parties which has been supporting the ruling Biren Singh-led BJP government in Manipur, withdrew its support on Sunday citing the continued violence in the northeastern state that claimed nearly 200 lives in the past three months.
The KPA has two MLAs in the Manipur Assembly – Kimneo Haokip Hangshing from Saikul and Chinlunthang from Singhat.
“After careful consideration of the current conflagration, the continued support for the incumbent government of Manipur led by CM N Biren Singh is no longer fructuous,” a letter written by KPA chief Tongmang Haokip to the state Governor, Anusuiya Uikey, said.
The BJP has 32 members, including five Kukis, in the State assembly, while it has support of five NPF MLAs and three Independent legislators.
The opposition legislators include seven from the NPP, five from the Congress and six from JD(U).
The opposition legislators include seven from the NPP, five from the Congress and six from JD(U). In all there are 10 Kuki MLAs in the current State Assembly.