Dramatic turns lead to BJP’s first govt in Manipur

NPP candidate Y Joykumar celebrates his election victory in Imphal on Saturday.
This will be the BJP’s first government in the north-eastern state, where it did not win a single seat in the last assembly elections
The high-strung drama over who will form the government in Manipur continued late into Sunday night, and ended with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) staking claim to form the government. State party leaders, along with Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, met Governor Najma Heptullah.