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BJP Manipur president urged to initiate disciplinary action against CM Biren

IMPHAL:  Despite Chief Minister N Biren claiming that a solution to the current political crisis brewing within the government is expected soon with the legislators having arrived to an understanding, the dissident MLAs who are rebelling against the incumbent Chief minister have lodged a complaint with the president of BJP Manipur Pradesh demanding to take disciplinary action against Chief minister for his anti-party activities.

The complaint letter submitted to the state president of BJP Manipur Pradesh is signed by three ministers and 11 MLAs of the ruling BJP, a highly reliable sources said.

The BJP legislators in their complaint alleged that N Biren, Chief Minister Manipur who is representing Heingang AC has been carrying out activities which affects and harms the interest of BJP, its workers and the people of the state. During the recent Lok Sabha election, the planning and management of the election was centralized at the Chief Minister secretariat, bypassing the party president and other key functionaries of the state BJP organization, resulting in the dismal performance of the party in the state, the source said.

Highlighting the anti-party activities committed by CM Biren, the BJP MLAs alleged CM Biren of forfeiting the right of 14 BJP members of the 26-MemberTamenglongAutonomous District Council (TADC) to form the Council in spite of having clear majority in 2018.

The Chief Minister coerced Kadijanbou Ch., BJP Candidate, to withdraw candidature In the By election to 3/Chaton ADC Constituency, TADC (2018), despite having fair chance for winning the election by BJP candidate, thereby ensuring election of NPF Candidate, Mr C P Bou, at the expense of BJP.

The y also alleged the CM of abusing power to control and weaken State BJP Organization/activities, influencing BJP Councilors of Moirang Municipal Council, Moirang AC, Manipur, to join hands with Congress (INC) Councilors and file “No Confidence Motion" against BJP Chairperson of the Council in order to install a Council of INC, intimidation of BJP Member of Parliament (RS)/State President, 81? MLAs and BJP leaders and arresting and dumping brother of a BJP MLA on the charge of misappropriation of NFSA rice.

Some MLAs camping at New Delhi told the Morning Bell that some dissident MLAs who have been in Imphal for a few days for their personal engagements have arrived at the national capital today and the campaign to replace the Chief minister N Biren will be intensified this time.

It may be recalled that Chief Minister N Biren during the peoples’ day and Hill leaders day on July 15 told reporters that the political crisis would be resolved soon as he had communicated the dissident MLAs over the issue. The dissident MLAs, however, denied the statement of the CM citing that the statement of the CM was fabricated and there was no any understanding arrived.

The MLAs revealed that they had met the BJP national working president JP Nadda, BJP general secretary (NE) Ajay Jamwal and national secretary Bhupendrs Yadav regarding the demand for replacing CM Biren.

Meanwhile, BJP MLA P Saratchandra said that the present crisis in the government is a petty family problem and a solution was expected soon.

The MLA stated this while attending the reception programme for the four Councilors of Kwakta Municipal council who newly defected to BJP.

The Councilors were warmly received during a simple function held at BJP office at Canchipur where Minister Th Bishwajit, BJP Manipur vice president Salam Joy and other party functionaries.
Denying the ‘dissident’ tag to the MLAs rebelling against CM Biren, the MLA said that the effort of the MLAs is to strengthen the unity of the 21 BJP MLAs so that more development works for the people can be brought about and there is no any misunderstanding among the BJP MLAs.

The MLAs are camping in the national capital to meet the central leaders and discuss about the development issues of the state, he added.

*Post Courtesy: TMB Report

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