IMPHAL, March 11 � Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh has been named as the new Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader, a Congress leader, now camping in Delhi, said.
The source also revealed that a swearing-in ceremony is expected to be held on March 14 to instal a new government in the State headed by Ibobi.
However, the Chief Minister Ibobi, who returned here today after meeting AICC President Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and other leaders, is yet to make any comment in this regard.
It is believed the ruling party is waiting for the conclusion of the five day Yaoshang (Holi) festival which is scheduled to end on Monday.
The MPCC President Gaikhangam and senior Minister Yumkham Erabot besides some of the newly-elected Congress MLAs were still camping in New Delhi. The source could not ascertain the reason behind the extension of their stay in Delhi.