Imphal, 12 September 2016 ( Evening News ) : Former minster and Wangkhei A/C MLA Yumkham Erabot today resigned from the Congress primary membership and from the post of MLA to formally join the Bharatiya Janata Party. The political heavyweight received warm welcome from the BJP Manipur Pradesh members including its president Ksh. Bhabananda at BJP head office in Neityapat Chuthek. Bhabananda said among the Congress leaders Y. Erabot has the purest heart and is truly a leader of the people. He said a true leader like Y. Erabot left Congress party as he was insulted by the party led by Okram Ibobi Singh and he opposed the wrong doings of the party. If there was no 10th Schedule the Congress Govt would have been broken 10 times. BJP President questioned the Congress party what policy programme it has taken in the past 15 years to generate income.
Soon after joining the BJP Manipur Pradesh, Yumkham Erabot said there are many leaders who will soon join the BJP Manipur Pradesh. Erabot said he left the Congress party as Wangkhei assembly constituency was treated with step-motherly attitude by the govt. He said in the past many years there has been no development in the Wangkhei despite representing the constituency. BJP Manipur Pradesh Election Management Committee Convenor Th. Chaoba said a true leader like Y. Erabot joining the BJP Manipur Pradesh predicts the downfall of the Congress party.