Manipur's CM-designate, Biren Singh has an uphill task of maintaining peace between hills and valley
Even as Nongthongbam Biren Singh heads to be the first BJP chief minister in Manipur, he has an uphill task of chalking out a mutually acceptable path of existence for all the ethnic identities in the conflict ridden state.
Nazma Heptullah, the Governor of Manipur, has invited the BJP to prove it’s strength on the floor after the saffron party handed her a list of 32 MLAs supporting N. Biren Singh’s candidature as the chief minister.
The saffron party takes charge of Manipur at a time when the state is torn by a long dwelling ethnic tension that resulted in an economic blockade which is more than four months old now. Though N. Biren Singh who is known as a man who dons many hats seems to be the right choice for the post, but the historic nature of the issue is likely to take more than the personal effort of the chief minister.
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