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MPP hit MLA for collusion with Cong in rigging
Correspondent IMPHAL, APR 30:
Published on 1 May. 2009 12:18 AM IST
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Manipur Peoples’ Party (MPP) on Thursday suspended former deputy speaker of the Manipur Legislative Assembly, Th Shyamkumar who resigned from the post before surrendering to a court here, for his involvement in the alleged large scale rigging that was carried out by Congress during the polling to Inner Manipur Parliamentary constituency. The effigies of the MLA who won the election from the Andro Assembly segment in the last 2007 election as MPP nominee was also burnt down by the workers of the party in presence of its leaders at the office premises of the party Thursday afternoon at around 4 pm. Mention may be made that, Shyamkumar resigned from his post stating that he was not satisfied with the non-initiation of trial case against him. Shyamkumar Singh was arrested along with two senior members of United National Liberation Front (UNLF) from Indira Gandhi International Airport New Delhi on October 2, 2006, while he was taking a flight from Kathmandu-bound aircraft. After registering a case against him on charges of being a member of the banned insurgent group he was sent to Tihar Jail where he contested the state Assembly election in 2007 from the jail. He won the election a nominee of the Manipur Peoples’ Party (MPP) from Andro Assembly constituency in Imphal east and was later elected as deputy speaker. A special Delhi court released him on interim bail to allow him to take oath. Since then, his interim bail was extended from time to time. However, MPP has alleged that it was drama he did in collusion with the Congress only to pave way for breaking the stronghold area of the party (MPP). MPP also alleged that Shyamkumar’s surrender to the court was done after consultation with the Congress.

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