When violence broke out in Manipur in May this year between the Meitei and Kuki communities, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee had sent a delegation of her MPs
In a major development in the state after the Assembly election results were declared on Saturday, Manipur Governor Najma Heptullah has on Monday asked the state's Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh to resign so that the process of formation of the next government can be started.
The Manipur Raj Bhavan, however, denied reports of calling any party to form the government.
The BJP is confident of claiming its stake to form a government in Manipur, after the National People's Party (NPP) and the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) extended their support, BJP general secretary Ram Madhav had said on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Manipur Chief Minister and Congress leader Okram Ibobi Singh on Sunday met Governor Najma Heptulla to stake a claim to form the next state government.
Earlier in the day, Ibobi was re-elected as the Congress Legislature Party leader in the meeting for the fourth time.
BJP submitted a list of 32 MLAs to Governor Najma Heptullah on Sunday and furnished letters of support from regional parties.
BJP claimed the support of National People's Party (4 MLAs), Naga People's Front (4), LJP (1) and two others.
In the final results after counting votes on Saturday, the Congress was leading with 28 seats against BJP's 21, an impressive performance by all accounts.