N. Biren Singh takes oath as CM for 2nd Time
The BJP legislature party leader Shri Nongthombam Biren Singh was sworn in as Manipur’s Chief Minister for a straight second term on 21 March, 2022 in Imphal. Five MLAs — Shri Thongam Biswajit Singh, Shri Yumnam Khemchand Singh, Shri Govindas Konthoujam and Shri Nemcha Kipgen of the BJP and Manipur NPF President Shri Awangbow Newmai were also sworn in with the Chief Minister.
Governor Shri La Ganesan administered the oath of office and secrecy to Shri N. Biren Singh and five others in succession at a majestic function held on the lawns of Manipur Raj Bhavan in Imphal.
BJP National President Shri JP Nadda, Assam CM Shri Himanta Biswas Sarma, Tripura CM Shri Biplab Kumar Deb, other leaders of different parties, newly elected legislators and senior officials attended the ceremony.
Earlier, Union Finance Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman and Union Law and Justice Minister Shri Kiren Rijiju arrived at Imphal on 20 March, 2022 and attended the meeting with the newly elected BJP MLAs in the state. Smt. Sitharaman was appointed as the central observer and Shri Rijiju as co-observer for the election of the BJP legislature party leader in Manipur. Union Minister & State Election-Incharge Shri Bhupendra Yadav, BJP National Spokesperson & State In-Charge Shri Sambit Patra and Manipur’s titular king & BJP Rajya Sabha MP Shri Leishemba Sanajaoba also arrived with them.
Once a football player, a BSF Jawan deployed at Manipur borders and a journalist, Shri N. Biren Singh was elected in the meeting as the BJP legislature party leader by the elected MLAs.
Talking to media persons after taking oath, Shri Biren Singh said the new government’s first priority is to make Manipur a corruption-free state. He said the government’s second priority is to fight against drugs and its menace, and third is to bring a permanent solution to insurgency in the state by holding dialogues across the table.
Noteworthy, in the recently declared election results, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has scripted a history in Manipur by becoming the first non-Congress party to be re-elected to form the Government in the state for a consecutive second term. The BJP secured a clear majority in Manipur and retained power by winning 32 seats with 38 per cent vote share in the election to the 60-member assembly.
The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi congratulated Shri N.Biren Singh on taking oath as Chief Minister of Manipur.
In a tweet, the Prime Minister said; “Congratulations to Shri @NBirenSingh Ji on being sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Manipur. I am confident his team and he would take Manipur to newer heights of progress and continue the good work done in the last five years.”
BJP National President Shri JP Nadda in a tweet said, “Heartiest congratulations to @NBirenSingh Ji on being sworn-in as the CM of Manipur and to all the members of the newly elected cabinet. Under the leadership and guidance of PM @narendramodi, Manipur will soar to new heights & prosperity, giving rise to a new dawn of development.”
N Biren Singh:
Shri N Biren Singh was born on January 1, 1961 in Imphal, Manipur. He has a BA degree from Manipur University.
Shri Singh started his career as a footballer and he was recruited in the Border Security Force (BSF), where he played for its team in domestic competitions. He then turned to journalism in 1992.
Shri N Biren Singh started the vernacular daily Naharolgi Thoudang from Imphal Manipur. He worked as the editor of the newspaper till 2001.
Shri N. Biren Singh joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in on 17 October 2016 and later became the Spokesperson and Co-convener of the Election Management Committee of BJP Manipur.
He won the 2017 Manipur Legislative Assembly Election from Heingang Assembly Constituency and became the Chief Minister of Manipur on 15 March, 2017.