BJP has taken revenge of Bihar in Manipur. In Bihar, Nitish Kumar ended his alliance with the BJP and formed the government with RJD, while in Manipur the BJP broke his party. In the assembly elections held this year, Janata Dal-U had won six seats in the 60-member assembly. The BJP won a majority on its own by winning 32 seats. However, seven MLAs of Nationalist People’s Party, NPP and six of JD(U) were also with the government. This is the second time the BJP has broken JD(U) MLAs in the Northeast. When the two parties were together, all the six JD(U) MLAs from Arunachal Pradesh switched to the BJP. JDU had complained about this after parting ways with the BJP.
However, BJP has given the message of a one-on-one fight to JDU. But the whole incident in Manipur is not so much. This is not only the case of Bihar, but also of Meghalaya. BJP ally NPP is in government in Meghalaya. Conrad Sangma’s party NPP, while showing a stance, recently said that they will not have a pre-poll alliance with the BJP in next year’s elections. Not only this, the state police raided the place of a senior BJP leader and put him in jail for running a brothel to keeping arms. This has increased the dispute between the two parties. By breaking the JDU in Manipur, the BJP has also given a message to the NPP that it does not need NPP. The tension between both the parties may increase further in the coming days. A game of check-out is going on in both the parties.