File photo of NSCN-K leader Khango Konyak Credit: EastMojo image

Kohima: At a time when the Indo-Naga political issue is said to be at a “critical” stage, the expulsion of Isak Chishi, general secretary of the NSCN-K (Khango) comes as a big blow. In a new development, the NSCN-K (Khango) expelled Chishi from active membership on Saturday. The group also selected Newell Naga as its new Gen Secretary.

Following an emergency meeting called by the president/chairman of NSCN-K (Khango) on Saturday at the Council headquarter which was attended by representatives from all region headed by Region chairman, council of kilonsers, CCM and high ranking officers, Chishi was expelled with immediate effect.

An update from the group said that the house had resolved to expel its general secretary Isak Chishi from active membership with immediate effect for “violation of YEZHABO as per Art 18 and misuse of Art 23”.

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The group claimed that Chishi was found following the “act against the government–nepotism, tribalism” and that he had “failed to follow and adhere to the joint council meeting resolution adopted on Oct 23, 2018” by “superseding the president’s power and authority, seized the office of home ministry, deployment and maintaining the general strength of military unit which is against the authority of chief of army staff and general headquarter”.

It also said that Chishi used the imprint block in an “official pad which is unauthorized by the government”.

In a separate statement, the rebel group said that the house unanimously selected Newell Naga as the new general secretary of the NSCN-K (Khango) against the vacancy created by former general secretary Isak Chishi who was expelled from the party on Saturday.

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