MPTC crisis could end with Speaker’s intervention: Joykishan

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IMPHAL, June 15: The crisis inside the Manipur Pradesh Trinamool Congress can only be decided by the Manipur Legislative Assembly Speaker’s decision, said Thangmeiband MLA Khumukcham Joykishan who has been in a never ending feud over the post of party president with Andro MLA Th Shyamkumar.

Addressing media persons today at the official quarter of party MLA Maibam Kunjo, the Thangmeiband MLA claimed the disqualification of six party MLAs issued by the Andro MLA is unofficial.

He continued that a letter had already been sent to the Speaker regarding Shyamkumar’s “unofficial order” and further apprising that as recommended by the party’s disciplinary committee which was also endorsed by the executive committee meeting on June 10, 2014 at the residence of M Kunjo Singh who is the legislature leader of the MPTC, MLA Th Shyamkumar had been expelled from the primary membership of the party for six years with effect from June 10, 2014 for his anti-party activities.

He said the Andro MLA will be treated as “Un-attached members of the House immediately.”

Confusion over the party’s president could be cleared only after either Th Shyamkumar or the remaining six other MLAs of the party are announced ‘un-attached to the party’ he said.

The MPTC is still an independent party and a State party, he claimed.

“We don’t entertain the order of the general secretary of AITC, Mukul Roy,” he said.

In case the Speaker is unable to decide on his own, he can consult and take advice from ECI, he said.

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