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Trinamool conflict resurfaces: Kim seeks Ibohalbi’s disqualification

IMPHAL, July 30: Former Member of Parliament and a candidate in the 16th Lok Sabha Election, 2014, Kim Gangte, has submitted a petition to the Speaker of the Manipur Legislative Assembly pleading for disqualification of Dr I Ibohalbi as MLA.

In the petition Kim Gangte, pointed out that Oinam MLA, Dr I Ibohalbi of the Trinamool Congress violated the integrity of the party by taking part in the flag hoisting ceremony of opponent candidate Lamminlein alias Lein Gangte of JD-U and spoke in favour of the candidate.

The ceremony was held on April 1, at Mission Lane, Sanjenthong, she asserted.

Kim Gangte opined that any MLA or MP who share the dais or speak in favour of an opponent candidate against the party’s nominated candidate in public meeting can be treated as voluntarily giving up the party membership.

She further highlighted that during the said election, the All India Trinamool Congress also nominated her as the candidate of the party at the same constituency where JD-U candidate Lien Gangte was contesting from.

Claiming that Dr I Ibohalbi’s act amounts to voluntarily giving up his membership of AITC and joining another political party (JD-U), she maintained that the MLA is liable to be disqualified from being the member of the Legislative Assembly under the provision of the Para(2) and Para 2(2) of schedule 10 of the constitution of India.



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