(Manipur) [India], Oct 18 (ANI
): Two former Congress MLAs on Monday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead of the assembly polls
scheduled next year in Manipur.
Former Congress strongmen Nonthongbam Biren
of Heingang assembly constituency and Franchis Ngazokpa
of Tadubi assembly constituency were warmly received by BJP general secretary Ram Madhav, BJP's national democratic alliance convenor Himanta Biswa Sharma and Manipal BJP chief state Bhabananda at the party head office at keishampat Nityapat Chuthek.
Seeveral other state BJP leaders including Th Chaoba, Bhabananda , Ashinikumar and Premanda also attended the function along with other state executive members.
With the enrollment of the two Congress legislators, the number of MLAs who recently joined the BJP stands at three.
Earlier in September last year, Congress
MLA Y. Erabot was the first to join the BJP
after resigning from the grand old party. (ANI