DIMAPUR, MAY 2 (NPN) |
A day after eight NPF central office bearers expressed dissent against the party decision to suspend and subsequently file disqualification petition against seven rebel MLAs, Naga People’s Front (NPF) Disciplinary Action Committee (DAC) has served show cause notice on the eight office bearers and directed them to submit their reply in written within seven days from the publication of the show cause notice. The DAC directed the eight functionaries to show cause as to why the disciplinary action should be initiated against them.
The show cause notice issued by DAC convenor Blaise Iheilung and secretary, Tsumongo Ovung, reminded that the seven erring MLAs openly defied the party’s collective decision in the recently concluded Parliamentary election for the lone Nagaland Parliamentary Constituency.
DAC said intention of the eight office bearers in openly questioning and challenging the decision of the Party was “total breach of Party discipline.”
The eight central office bearers include S Akang, General Secretary, Central; Nokshom, Secretary, Central; Bendang Chang, Secretary, Central; Honpha, General Secretary, Youth Wing, Central; Kupwang, General Secretary, Youth Wing, Central; Yongwem, CEC Member; Shanyei, CEC Member and Manlem, CEC Member.
NPF slams 8 members: Meanwhile, NPF press bureau expressed surprise at the statement issued by eight NPF central office bearers adding “this attitude of some of the office bearers is unbecoming and against the party ethics and discipline.”
The party reminded the eight “who are trying to defend the 7 erring MLAs” that the party functioned under the NPF constitution. It also reminded that every member including the office bearers and the party MLAs were governed by the party constitution.
NPF also affirmed that whoever violated the provision of the constitution would have to face the consequences as per the provision of the party constitution and the action taken so far against the seven erring MLAs was well within the party constitution.
The party also said that the opinion expressed by some of the office bearers went “gone beyond the provision of the party constitution which may attract disciplinary action.”
To queries raised by the office bearers, NPF stated that the party had “a soft corner for seven erring MLAs” and that was why it waited for one month for them to return to the party fold. However, it said that since they remained defiant, the party was left with no other option but to take up necessary action.
Further, NPF reminded that any activity that went and served against the party principle and ideology was considered anti-party activity as laid down in the party constitution.
Terming as “baseless” the accusation made by eight office bearers that the party was run under dictatorship, the NPF has reminded them to go through the party constitution properly.