Imphal: Adhikarimayum Sharda Devi has been appointed as the new President of Bharatiya Janata Party, Manipur Unit, with that she becomes the first woman to get appointed as President of the party.
The decision comes after former Manipur BJP president S Tikendra Singh died of covid-19 some weeks back. In a low key affair, the newly appointed State President was felicitated by senior party members and other elected party members in the BJP office at Nityaipat Chuthek in Imphal.
Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh took to Twitter wrote, “Congratulations Smt. Adhikarimayum Sharda Devi Ji on having appointed as President of BJP Manipur Pradesh. Under your able leadership, the party will be able to achieve greater heights and fulfil the aspirations of the people of Manipur.”
Soon after the felicitation function, the Sharda Devi said, “It is a matter of great honour for me that the BJP national leaders chose a woman to lead the party in the state. This speaks for itself BJP’s seriousness of its motto of empowering women.”