Imphal: Political crisis continued to simmer in Manipur as the Opposition Congress party on Thursday expelled its MLA Rajkumar Imo Singh from primary membership over anti-party activities.
Imo Singh, who is the son-in-law of chief minister N Biren Singh, was one of the two Congress MLAs who voted in favour of BJP candidate Leishemba Sanajaoba in the recently-concluded Rajya Sabha elections.
In an order issued by the Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) general secretary Hareshwar Goshwami, it said that on the recommendation of the Disciplinary Action Committee, MPCC president M Okendro has expelled RK Imo Singh from the Indian National Congress for six years under the Constitution of the party.
RK Imo Singh of Sagolband ceases to be a primary member of the INC with immediate effect, it said.
As per reports, Imo Singh had accompanied CM Biren Singh and other six ex-Congressmen, including former CM Okram Ibobi Singh’s nephew Okram Henry Singh, in Delhi. The six former MLAs of the Congress, who resigned both from the party and the Assembly, had officially joined the BJP on Wednesday, which was warmly welcomed by its national party president JP Nadda in the national capital.
Congress spokesperson Ningombam Bupenda Meitei took to Twitter to say: “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 Government by involving in anti-Congress moves.”