Dissidence erupts in State BJP over members expulsions

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IMPHAL, September 23: The expulsion of three primary members of the BJP State unit is uncalled for, expressed national executive member of the BJYM Ch Chidananda who is also in-charge of Nagaland today.

Speaking to media persons at the Manipur Press Club, Chidananda said the three had received show cause notices from the BJP State president and had replied to it.

However, on September 11, it was reported in local papers that the three senior members were expelled on September 6 following a decision taken during an executive meeting, he said.

It is also learnt that the expulsion was officiated after some dissident BJP State leaders had expressed gratitude to the Union Health Minister Harshavardhan for the CBI raids at the residence of the former RIMS director Sekharjit, he said.

Questioning the BJP State president’s relation with the ousted director, he asked why the president has decided to remain silent even now on the expulsion of the three members.

He said the three are not part of the dissident group who had met the Union Health Minister.

It seems like the president wants to assert his power on softer targets as he cannot deal with the others, he said.

An ex-minister and an ex-vice president of the party T Hangkhanpao said he was the general secretary of JD(U) but joined BJP in March 2014.

He said he was made the vice president of the BJP and had worked really hard for the party, but all of a sudden in September, he was served a show cause notice.

After the news was reported in the newspapers, his career has been hurt, he said.

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