Manipur, Aug 24: MLA Rajkumar Imo Singh has been expelled from Manipur Congress for six months. Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) general secretary Hareshwar Goshwami issued an order on Thursday.
The order said: “On the recommendation of the Disciplinary Action Committee, MPCC, the president, MPCC, is pleased to expel Shri Rajkumar Imo Singh, MLA, from the Indian National Congress for 6 (six) years under the Constitution of Indian National Congress.”
“On his expulsion, Shri Rajkumar Imo Singh ceased to be a primary member of the Indian National Congress with immediate effect,” it added.
Manipur Congress spokesperson Ningombam Bupenda Meitei tweeted that: “Congress party has expelled MLA RK Imo from the party and its primary membership for 6 years for anti-party activities. The PCC President of Manipur Shri M. Okendro has expelled the MLA, as the MLA was supporting BJP Govt. by involving in anti-Congress moves.”
In response to his expulsion by the Congress, R K Imo Singh said “I was expelled by the MPCC despite complying with the INC party whip and also voting in favour of INC on August 10 against the confidence motion raised by the BJP led State Government”, Imo said.
A total of 6 Congress MLAs resigned after the trust vote in Manipur to settle the confidence motion. Five of these former Congress MLAs have joined the BJP and were accompanied by N.Biren Singh to Delhi for induction into the party. MLA Rajkumar Imo Singh was also travelling with them to Delhi, on August 17. Rajkumar voted for the BJP candidate in Rajya Sabha polls held recently. Rajkumar Imo Singh is the son-in-law of Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh.
“My expulsion has only proved that CLP leader Okram Ibobi will continue to run the INC as he pleases and the few other so-called leaders will blindly follow him without application of mind. If at all, I was to be expelled, it should have been done after the Rajya Sabha election when I voted for the titular king, and not now after having voted for Congress in the Assembly session against the motion of confidence raised by the BJP-led Government”, he said.
“As of now, I cannot say much on Imo. Though he is my son-in-law, what decision he will take is up to him. Let’s hope, wait and watch,” Chief Minister, N. Biren Singh said regarding questions about R K Imo Singh.