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I’m still in Cong: Imkong
Correspondent Kohima, Jun 24 (NPN):
Published on 25 Jun. 2011 1:01 AM IST
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At the backdrop of the ongoing controversy over the expulsion of the opposition member and former Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) president I. Imkong by the party, the latter asserted that the decision of the AICC is the final as per the constitution.
The then NNO joined the INC with a political agreement that it will have a national outlook but with a regional context and have a separate constitution.
However, in any case of dispute, the final decision of the AICC will be the finale, he said while talking to Nagaland Post.
He also admitted that the NPCC is going through this constitutional crisis for the first time but wonders as to the motives of the party leadership whether the entire NPCC is against a single person like him.
On the action of the speaker of the NLA for notifying him as an unattached member, he termed the decision as a hasty decision and asserted that he remain a congress legislator as he had won the election on the Congress party ticket issued to him by the AICC and endorsed by the DCC.
Imkong also denied speculations that he was joining the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), terming it media speculation. He asserted that he was still a Congress legislator and that he has no other future plans so far.
It may be mentioned that I. Imkong was expelled from the party after the current incumbent S.I. Jamir won the organizational elections which was marred by violence including blank firing last year.
Following the incident, the NPCC party led by its new president S.I Jamir and after an internal enquiry by the party disciplinary action committee decided to expel the former NPCC president I. Imkong on the charges of anti party activities. However the expulsion order was revoked by the AICC general secretary in-charge of Nagaland, Eduardo Faleiro.
Despite the AICC decision, a delegation of the NPCC led by its president SI Jamir who is presently in New Delhi, reiterated the NPCC decision to expel I. Imkong and reminded the AICC on the agreement that led to the merger of the then NNO with the INC where the former was to function with a national outlook with a regional content.
The NPCC said the state party as per the understanding, was also to have its own separate constitution and administrative authority.

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