Highlights

  • Actor RK Somendro Singh is popularly known as Kaiku
  • Singh had contested last Lok Sabha polls as independent
  • Manipur will vote in 2 phases on Feb 27 and March 3

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Manipuri film star RK Somendro Singh, popularly known as Kaiku, joined the saffron party along with 40 co-actors

Manipur Election 2022: BJP gets star power as famous actor & 40 others join party

The ruling BJP in Manipur received another boost on Thursday when prominent Manipuri film star RK Somendro Singh, popularly known as Kaiku, joined the saffron party along with 40 co-actors and associates from the film community.

Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh welcomed 40-year-old actor and the co-actors to the BJP at a function held at the BJP office in Imphal.

RK Somendro Singh had contested the Inner Manipur Lok Sabha seat in 2019 as an independent candidate. Before the Lok Sabha polls, he was the vice president of the Manipur unit of late Ram Vilas Paswan's Lok Janshakti Party.

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The 60-member Manipur assembly will be going to the polls on February 27 and March 3. The votes will be counted on March 10.

The BJP, which formed the last government in alliance with regional outfits, is contesting alone on all 60 seats.


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