Imphal: Protesters burnt effigy of Chief Minister N. Biren and shouted slogan demanding to reinstate Nemcha Kipgen in the council of ministers.
People in large numbers gathered at Kangpokpi on Friday with placards in their hands in protest against the removal of Nemcha Kipgen from the minister ship.
On Thursday, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh dropped 6 ministers from his council of ministers and inducted 3 MLAs and 2 ex-MLAs as ministers.
The newly inducted ministers were BJP MLAs S Rajen (Lamsang),Vungzagin Valte(Thanlon),Th Satyabarta (Yaiskul) and two ex-MLAs O Lukhoi (Wangoi) and Okram Henry (Wangkhei). It may be mentioned that O. Lukhoi and Okram Henry were Congress MLAs who had resigned and joined BJP recently.
V Hangkhalian (Agriculture and Animal Husbandry), Nemcha Kipgen (Social Welfare and Cooperation) and Th Radheshyam (Education, Labour and Employment), L Jayantakumar (Health & Family welfare), K. Shyam (Consumers Affairs Food & Public Distribution) and N Kayisii (Tribal Affairs & Fisheries) were dropped from the ministry.