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Plane carrying Shah, Naidu to Manipur returns after technical snag

Plane carrying Shah, Naidu to Manipur returns after technical snag
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An aircraft carrying BJP chief Amit Shah, and Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu to Imphal had to return to Delhi after it developed technical snags in the engine.

An aircraft carrying BJP chief Amit Shah, and Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu to Imphal had to return to Delhi after it developed technical snags in the engine.

The leaders were flying down to Manipur to attend the swearing-in ceremony of N Biren Singh as Manipur CM.

The trip has been shelved after the aircraft returned, and the two leaders will be giving the function a miss.

Singh is scheduled to take oath as the Manipur chief minister later today after a dramatic weekend that saw a tug-of-war between Congress, which won maximum votes in the state, and BJP which came second.

Governor Najma Heptulla had on Monday invited N Biren Singh, who was unanimously elected the leader of the 21-member BJP legislature party, to form the government, after members of Naga People's Front, met the Governor to declare support to the BJP, giving them the much needed strength in numbers.

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