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Imchen poster boy of Congress agitation

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By EMN Updated: Nov 28, 2013 12:38 am
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Correspondent
KOHIMA, NOVEMBER 27

THE Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) today launched poster campaign demanding immediate removal Minister for Health and Family Welfare Imkong L Imchen from the council of ministers and also for dismissal of the NPF-led DAN government.NPCC general secretary Medokul Sophie said the poster campaign against Imchen’s removal was successfully launched throughout the State by the respective District Congress Committees this morning.
Except Kohima, the campaign is smoothly progressing in other parts of the State, he said. Sophie also said with the onset of the Hornbill Festival and scheduled visit of President Pranab Mukherjee and other dignitaries, the Kohima district administration has undertaken beautification drive and removed the posters from the prime areas. He, however, said the volunteers have pasted posters demanding Imchen’s immediate removal.
He also clarified that because of a wrong report on the date of the poster campaign appearing in one of the English dailies yesterday, Peren District Congress Committee started the campaign late.
The poster campaign highlighted that Imchen, then Home Minister, was caught red handed with cash Rs 1.10 crore, arms and liquor during the State Assembly election campaign in Wokha district by the Assam Rifles on February 18, and therefore he should resign from the present portfolio of Minister for Health and Family Welfare for smooth conduct of the trial.
Also alleging that the corrupt DAN leaders flock together, the NPCC demanded dismissal of the NPF-led DAN government.
On November 13, the NPCC had set November 26 as the deadline for Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio to remove Imchen from the council of ministers for his alleged involvement in criminal activity on February 18.
In the representation, the Congress had warned to launch series of agitations if the CM fails to drop Imchen by November 26.
Reaffirming the party’s demand, Sophie said the next phase would be sit-in dharna in front of Nagaland Civil Secretariat on November 29 followed by 12-hour bandh on December 3.

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By EMN Updated: Nov 28, 2013 12:38:51 am