Imphal(Manipur) , Sept 24 : Amid speculation of a cabinet reshuffle in Manipur, Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Thursday dropped three ministers from the council of ministers.
Governor Najma Heptulla has accepted the recommendation, according to her letter to the chief minister.
According to sources , another three ministers , 2 from coalition partner NPP and lone LJP has also been dropped.
The three cabinet members dropped and accepted by the Governor are minister for agriculture and animal husbandry, V Hangkhalian, minister for social welfare and cooperation, Nemcha Kipgen, and minister for education, labour and employment, Radheshyam Singh.
Notably, the CM and state BJP chief S Tikendra Singh had recently visited Delhi, where they met several central leaders, including the party’s national president J P Nadda.
Sources in the party said they discussed various issues, including the modalities of effecting a cabinet rejig and matters related to impending assembly bypolls.
Five seats recently fell vacant in the 60-member House in Manipur following resignation and disqualification of MLAs.
( With Agency inputs )