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Dimapur, Feb 15 (NPN):
Published on 16 Feb. 2009 1:33 AM IST
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Congress said dan paid rs. 10 cr. to two mlaS In the aftermath of the resignations of its two legislators from both the house and the party on Friday, the Congress Legislature Party was huddled at a marathon emergency meeting in the residence of the CLP leader Chingwang Konayak Sunday. Issuing a statement after meeting C. Apok Jamir, the parliamentary secretary to the CLP said the meeting “unanimously condemned the foul, unethical and nefarious method used by the DAN government” for trying to create political uncertainty in the state by enticing the two former Congress MLAs with monetary benefits and promises to development the respective constituencies. The CLP said it has confirmed that the two –Kejong Chang and Aloh Wangham-were paid Rs.5 crore each in cash which were packed in mineral water carton boxes. Further it alleged that the chief minister had promised to pay the two another Rs.5 crore each “ to bear the expenses in the coming byelections.” According to the CLP statement, the other allurement was promise of development of the respective constituencies of the former Congress MLAs- Kejong Chang of 54 Tuensang Sadar-II (Tuensang) and Aloh Wangham of 41 Tizit(Mon) . It also alleged that the DAN has promised to upgrade Sangsanyu block to EAC headquarter under 54 Tuensang Sadar –II and Honta EAC Headquarter to SDO Headquarter under 41 Tizit. The Congress said that if the reasons for the resignations were to develop the constituencies, then it implied that public who fall under constituencies of Congress MLAs “should be deprived of development” and termed it as “anti-people” The Congress said it pitied the two former party MLAs “for succumbing to temptation for self-interest rather than public welfare”It said the two had forgotten that the people reposed their “faith, hope and belief” in the Congress ideology and policies and thus elected them. The CLP warned that the two that they would pay a heavy price for taking the people for granted. Drawing attention to the statements issued by the two former party MLAs, that they lost faith in the Congress leadership and had taken the step in the interest of the people, the meeting deemed that it was to justify their actions and an “eyewash to cover up their greed, weaknesses and mistakes.” The CLP meeting reaffirmed their faith in the leadership of Chingwang Konyak and NPCC president KV Pusa. Cong denies more resignations Dimapur, Feb 15 (NPN): In the aftermath of the resignations of the two Congress MLAs from the house and subsequently joining the NPF, veteran Congress party members rued that the move was well known to the party since a month back. One Congress member said the reaction of the party was amusing and likened it to bolting the stables after the horses have fled. Even when the resignations of the two were known announced on February 13, there were reports from both Congress and NPF sources that the resignations of a few more were in the pipeline. Sources close to the NPF said the party had reportedly cleared names of two more Congress MLAs, while that of some others were kept in abeyance. The Congress Sunday had a marathon emergency meeting in the residence of the CLP leader Chingwang Konyak. When asked if the party discussed the issue of more members following suit as the previous two, a senior party leader replied in the negative. He said all those whose names were linked had been contacted and they have resolved to remain with the party. He said those members whose names were linked to the purported move to resign, were present at Sunday’s meeting. “These members took a strong stand for keeping the party united and strong in the hour of crisis,” said the senior leader. The Congress source said by elections to the two seats-Tizit and Tuensand Sadar-II, could be held along with the Lok Sabha polls due during Arpil-May. He said the Congress would contest both byelections and was confident that the electorate will reject the deserters.

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