Show cause notice served to 12 Cong leaders
KOHIMA, OCTOBER 19
Three days after some dissident senior Congress party members along with their supporters tried to lock down the party president’s office at the Congress Bhavan Kohima, the Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) has on Monday issued show cause notices against 12 of its veteran members on grounds of submitting representation to the All India Congress Committee (AICC) against the appointment of K Therie as the NPCC president, “thereby deliberately disregarding the party rules and disobeying order passed by competent authority”.
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The Congress party’s Disciplinary Action Committee (DAC) order was issued against six NPCC members- Supongmeren Jamir, Vaprumo Demo, Konngam, Sulanthung Lotha, Nillo Rengma and H Chuba Chang; four AICC members from the state KV Pusa, Asu Keyho, Joshua Sumi and Tarie Zeliang; former INC candidate Prasielie Pienyu and Congress Seva Dal leader GK Rengma.
The above mentioned members have also been accused of disrupting the party meeting programme on September 24 last by bringing in supporters with placards and banners and not allowing the visiting AICC general secretary in-charge of North East, V Narayanasamy to release the NPCC Road Map for Nagaland.
They are also allegedly charged of forcing their respective assembly constituency (ACCC) presidents to sign non-cooperation document against NPCC and also accusing AICC officials for filing disqualification petition from the State Assembly against seven Congress MLAs for joining DAN government.
The DAC has further alleged that the 12 senior members have deliberately acted/carried out propaganda against the programmes and decisions of the Congress party while also trying to lower the prestige of the party.
The accused members have been given 14 days to submit their replies to the show cause notice, ie, they will have to give their explanation for their activities on the said events by November 2.
Further, the NPCC DAC has informed that after they submit their response, the DAC will recommend their case to NPCC Executive Committee for a final decision.