2 Cong MLAs, state V-P resign in Manipur
In a jolt to the ruling Congress in Manipur ahead of assembly elections in March, its state Vice- president and two MLAs on Monday resigned from the party's primary membership.
Legislators Nemcha Kipgen and Vungzagin Valte submitted their resignation letters to party President TN Haokip as well as to Speaker Th Lokeshwor, they said.
With the resignation, the strength of Congress has gone down to 45 seats in the 60-member House. Kipgen had been elected in the last assembly polls from Kangpokpi constituency which had recently been upgraded into Kangpokpi district.