Manipur Congress expels its MLA from primary membership

Manipur Congress expels its MLA from primary membership
R K Imo Singh
Correspondent IMPHAL, AUG 21 | Publish Date: 8/21/2020 1:11:45 PM IST

Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) has expelled its sitting legislator RK Imo Singh who had crossed voted in the recently held Rajya Sabha election in the state from the party. 

He was expelled for six years under the party’s constitution, following a recommendation of the disciplinary action committee, a source in the MPCC said.

A copy of the order expelling RK Imo has been submitted to the state Assembly secretariat today, the source said. His expulsion was informed to the media in a release issued by MPCC general secretary (administration) Hareshwar Goshwami on Thursday.

RK Imo who was elected on Congress ticket from Sagolband Assembly Constituency of Imphal West is the son of former Congress leader and chief minister RK Jaichandra and son-in-law of incumbent chief minister N Biren Singh.

Before his expulsion from the primary membership of Congress, MPCC had served a show cause notice after he cross-voted in favour of the BJP candidate during the Rajya Sabha polls held on June 19.

A show cause notice was also issued to another congress MLA, Okram Henry, who also voted cross voted. He had however resigned both from being a member of the state Assembly and Congress party on August 10 , after the trust vote in the state Assembly.

Henry is the nephew of senior Congress leader and former three-time chief minister O Ibobi Singh.

After his resignation, Henry joined the BJP along with four other resigned Congress MLAs in New Delhi. Imo had, in his response to the show cause notice criticised the state Congress which is under the leadership of O Ibobi Singh who is also the leader of the opposition.

RK Imo is also currently in New Delhi travelled in the same charter flight which the chief minister and six resigned Congress MLAs boarded.


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