3 Congress MLAs inducted in Hill Areas Committee resign

Imphal: Three MLAs of Manipur PCC who were inducted in Hill Areas Committee (HAC) have resigned from the membership of the committee on Saturday.

Congress Legislature Party leader and former Manipur chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh said this talking to reporters at Congress Bhavan, here.

Ibobi appealed to the Speaker of Manipur Legislative Assembly to revoke the order of inducting the eight MLAs as members of the committee at the larger interest of different communities in the state.

Ibobi said members of Manipur PCC were surprised and confused after learning that eight MLAS were also inducted as members of the HAC in addition to the existing 20 members.

The Congress party has no intention of political mileage. But, as a responsible opposition party, it should also make a stand since the public is eager to know the stance of Congress regarding the matter, Ibobi added.

The Manipur PCC after consulting the legal experts and high commands of the Congress leaders, has come to a conclusion that such the order to induct eight MLAs in the HAC must be withdrawn immediately, Ibobi said.

He said the members of the party including the state committee president must have agreed to be a member of the HAC since there are a few tribal pockets in the Assembly Constituencies in the valley.

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