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K Therieh’s action painful and unfortunate

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By EMN Updated: Oct 14, 2015 9:33 pm
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Being a loyalist of the Indian National Congress (INC) and serving the party under various capacity for the last 33 years, it is very painful and unfortunate that Shri. K Therieh, Hon’ble President Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) has issued suspension order against me on 30th September 2015. Kindly allow me to narrate the sequence of events that resulted my suspension.It was on the 23rd September 2015, that an executive meeting of the NPCC was held at Congress Bhavan, Kohima where the issues pertaining to disqualification petition filed against the eight (8) honourable Congress Legislators was discussed. The house was informed by NPCC President that the action taken was as per the directive of the AICC General Secretary. To this, when some concerned members including me, sought justification of the AICC’s action from the NPCC President, we were told that any clarification or justification can be sought from the AICC officials arriving in the state for the meeting on 24th September 2015.
Accordingly, on the day of the meeting with AICC officials (24th September 2015, Kohima) some of us expressed our resentment and protested as to why the sentiment of the majority of Congress men and women were not taken into consideration on the issue of disqualification of the eight Congress MLAs filed before Nagaland Legislative Speaker’s Office.
However, the matter took an ugly turn and resultantly just for raising our concern and putting forth the grievances of the loyal majority Congress workers, I along with other loyalists of the party were made victims by being suspended from the party by the President. It is quite apparent that some of us were suspended for reasons best known to the NPCC President. Right after assuming his present office, his autocratic attitude of running the office was too obvious. No wonder. He himself remarked that the party can begin even from “zero” position.
Though suspended, let it be known loud and clear that if this is the solution for strengthening the party by ways/means of removing, suspending and disqualifying party members by the incumbent NPCC President, then it is very sorry and painful, I am afraid that if the same style of functioning continues, I don’t see any future of the Congress party in the state to which I am so attached and which nurtured my political career.
In the light of the above statement, it is most reasonable and sensible that the remaining Congress men and women of the state can be the best judge against the action meted out by the NPCC President to the party loyalists.

Yours Sincerely,
S. Supongmeren Jamir
Ex-MLA

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By EMN Updated: Oct 14, 2015 9:33:20 pm