Imphal, 26 January 2017 : In yet another another dramatic turnaround, president of Manipur Pradesh Trinamool Congress Kim Gangte left her party to join the BJP. Kim Gangte along with and two former Congress MLAs Nemcha Kipgen and Vungzagin Valte joined the BJP. BJP leaders including national leaders welcomed them to the the party at a reception held at the BJP office at Nityaipat chuthek. Speaking at the reception BJP National General Secretary Ram Madhav once again reiterated that it is the responsibility of the state govt to resolve the UNC's indefinite Economic Blockade. He maintained that the centre cannot intervene without the consent of the State Government. The BJP leaders held the congress govt responsible for the sufferings of the people due to the economic blockade. He also said the BJP is the party of the future generation.
Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa who was also present in the reception said if the Centre is to resolve the Economic Blockade, why should Chief Minister Okram Ibobi remian in the chair. He asked Ibobi to resign for two days and asserted that the BJP will end the Economic Blockade in an hour. Former congress MLA from Kangpokpi AC, Nemcha Kipgen said she joined the BJP after watching the development works launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. She said only BJP can achieve development in the state.