State BJP to seek justice for disqualified MLAs
Dimapur, August 30
The Nagaland unit of BJP has expressed strong resentment over the disqualification of three BJP MLAs Dr. TM Lotha, Imtilemba Sangtam and Mmhonlumo Kikon MLA from the Nagaland Legislative Assembly by the Speaker on August 25. ‘No political party constitution is above the Indian Constitution which is supreme and that the BJP will seek justice in the eye of the law,” the State BJP said in a statement after holding an emergency meeting at its head office here today. Describing the statement of NCP general secretary Miathou Krose in a local daily under the caption ‘NCP welcomes Speaker’s decision’ on August 27 as ill informed, the BJP argued that as per the Tenth Schedule of the Indian Constitution, 2/3rd majority is more than sufficient for any political party to join another party and there is no further discussion regarding that Act.
The party said it welcomed the MLAs after going through the matters carefully and following the approval from the National President, adding that any statement at this juncture is totally uncalled for. The BJP further stated that his (Miathou Krose) statement of not having grudge against its former members is just a face saving exercise and making a mockery of the disqualified members.
The party said a few office bearers of NCP along with some vested third party vowed to disqualify these three members which clearly depicts some hidden agenda amongst them. However, despite the action from the Speaker, the BJP hoped that the three members will get appropriate justice from the court of law.
The state BJP has also expressed displeasure over reports of the disqualified MLAs not being allowed to contest in the event of a bye-election in a local daily. The party challenged such a conclusion.