Imphal: Senior Congress leader Okram Ibobi
Singh was today unanimously elected Leader of the Congress
Legislature Party in Manipur, and he could take oath as Chief
Minister for a third consecutive term as early as tomorrow.
Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee Secretary P
Shashikanta said 63-year-old Ibobi Singh was elected leader of
the CLP at a meeting of the newly-elected legislators.
The meeting was presided over by AICC General Secretary L
Congress sources said Ibobi Singh may be sworn in as
chief minister tomorrow.
The sources said the party high command decided to
support Ibobi Singh, who was assisted by state Congress chief
Gaikhangam for the Congress to win a two thirds majority in
the 60-member House.
The Congress won 42 seats, one more than the required 41
for two thirds majority in the assembly.