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Imphal, Apr 21 : Yumkham Erabot Singh was sworn today in as a
member of 15- Wangkhei Assembly Constituency at Conference Hall of
Manipur Legislative Assembly Secretariat, Imphal.
Speaker of Manipur Legislative Assembly, Y Khemchand administered
the oath of office and secrecy to the newly inducted member. Chief
Minister N. Biren Singh and others attended the function.
Justice M.V. Muralidaran of Manipur High Court on April 15 ruled
the election of Wangkhei Assembly Constituency MLA, Okram Henry who
also serves as the Minister , Social Welfare in the 11th Manipur
Legislative Assembly as null and void.
The Court also declared that the petitioner Yumkham Erabot Singh “is
duly elected as a member of 15-Wangkhei Assembly constituency.
Henry contested as a Congress candidate secured 16753 votes while
the petitioner Yumkham Erabot Singh of BJP got 12417 and AITC
Candidate Rajkumar Priyobrata secured 149 votes. Henry resigned and
joined the BJP government led by N Biren Singh as Minister Social
Welfare on Sep 24, 2020.
This was the second case of two Congress MLAs being disqualified for
giving incorrect information in the affidavits filed during election.
Earlier Y Surchandra of Kakching was disqualified and BJP candidate M
Rameshwar who got second position was declared winner on Nov 5, 2020.
Surchandra also resigned as Congress member and joined BJP earlier.
O Henry had given different educational qualifications during the
papers submitted in 2012 and 2017 elections. In 2012 he furnished his
highest educational qualification as B.A. from Punjab University and
Class XIl from Manipur Public School, CBSE in 2017 elections. The
petitioner, Y Erabot had also moved the court stating that O Henry did
not give full details of a Criminal case and a drug case in the