Imphal, July 20 2021: In what could be seen as political alignment ahead of Manipur Assembly Polls , President of Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee and former cabinet Minister Govindas Konthoujam has resigned.
AICC Manipur State unit In-charge Bhakta Charan Das is scheduled to arrive here tomorrow to monitor the emerging development.
Sources said that Govindas Konthoujam submitted his resignation letter to AICC president Sonia Gandhi on July 17.Personal issue was the reason cited for the resignation, said the sources.
Sources from Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee said that it is yet to receive any official communication on the resignation of Govindas Konthoujam.
According to sources, Govindas is not reachable over the phone since Sunday evening.
It is also speculated Govindas alongwith another 8 or 9 Congress MLAs may join BJP.
However no one from the Congress has resigned from the primary membership of the party, said sources from the MPCC (I).
At the moment Govindas Konthoujam along with some other Congress are at Delhi to meet Central leaders of the saffron party.
Significantly there is a convention that once the president of MPCC (I) resigns, then the office of all the other officer bearers are also dissolved, said the sources.
A meeting of Congress legislators was held today with CLP leader and former Chief Minister O Ibobi in the chair today.
Sources privy to the new developments said that Govindas Konthoujam along with some other Congress MLAs may float a new party and bail the BJP led Government out if the Supreme Court disqualifies the 11 MLAs on the office of profit charge.