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Manipur: Minister Resigns From Month-Old BJP Government

Langpoklakpam Jayentakumar Singh (L) has resigned from the Manipur government. Credit: PTI

Langpoklakpam Jayentakumar Singh (L) has resigned from the Manipur government. Credit: PTI

Imphal: Manipur health and family welfare minister Langpoklakpam Jayentakumar Singh has resigned, citing ‘interference’ to his authority, a month after being sworn in.

According to a copy of the resignation letter, which was made available to the press Friday night, Jayentakumar, a National People’s Party (NPP) leader, resigned on Thursday, April 13.

Chief minister N. Biren Singh, however, told PTI that he had not received Jayentkumar’s resignation letter nor did he have any information about it.

Biren was sworn in as the chief minister of Manipur on March 15 along with eight ministers, including Jayentakumar.

In his resignation letter, Jayentakumar said that he had been working with “certain visions”. However, he said, “I may not be able to get (the) visions materialised as expected since there have been so many interference to my authority…. I am, therefore, taking the step to tender my resignation.”

Jayentakumar did not mention what kind of interference he had faced. He was also not available for comment.

He was elected from Keishamthong constituency in Imphal West district.