IMPHAL, April 28 - In a new political development in Manipur, Four Congress legislators today joined the ruling BJP.
Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Singh and State BJP president K Bhabananda accompanied by Assam�s finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and senior party leaders welcomed four congress MLAs S Bira Singh (Kumbi), Y Surchandra Singh (Kakching), Ngamthang Haokip (Saitu), O Lukhoi Singh (Wangoi) and Trinamool congress legislator T Robindro (Thanga) during a brief function at the party office here�today.
Earlier, Congress MLAs Th Shyamkumar Singh, now a minister in the BJP-led coalition government, and Ginsuanhau had joined the BJP after the last Assembly elections.
With�Friday�s�political development, the strength of the Congress has reduced to 22 from its original position of 28.
Appreciating the move, Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Singh said,�This shows that public continues to extend their support to the new government�s initiatives. So we will try our level best to bring all round development in the state.�