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Four BJP members suspended from party, rebels undeterred

IMPHAL, July 8: Four primary members of the BJP have been suspended for anti-party activities by Manipur Pradesh BJP president Thounaojam Chaoba.

“After thoroughly discussing the actions of some primary members of the party during last the two three months whereby they have lobbied and demanded the replacement of the President, four members have been suspended from the primary membership of the party under Article 27 (Sub-Section 3, 4) of the party’s Constitution,” a spokesman of the party said today.

They have been suspended from the party until further notice from the BJP Disciplinary Committee,” stated the spokesman, Salam Ibohal while briefing the media at the premises of the party office in Nityaipat Chuthek.

The primary members are former minister Salam Rajen Singh, a former Vice-president from Lamlai Kendra, Yumnam Khemchand, a former Vice-president from Singjamei Kendra, Naoroibam Ratan (Kapur) Singh from Heingang Kendra and Mongjam Poireihanba (Poirei) Singh from Lamlai Kendra he said.

He further said that the party will serve a show cause notice to the suspended members soon seeking explanations for acting against the Party. A four member disciplinary committee will take the final decision for acting against the Party.

Lamenting that the four have acted against the party leaders, he said they have lobbied national leaders for replacing the State president.

According to the party’s Constitution, disciplinary action can be taken against the persons who do not obey party leaders.

Meanwhile, the rebel group of the Manipur Pradesh BJP said that Amit Shah will assume charge as the national president of the BJP the day after.

After he assumes charge as the new president, there will be a change of guard in the State too, they said.

According to a source, lobbying with national leaders to remove Thounaojam Chaoba from the State party president ship is still on.




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