The Congress in Manipur has issued a show-cause discover to 2 of its MLAs for allegedly cross-voting in favour of the BJP in final month’s Rajya Sabha election that noticed the BJP win the state’s lone seat within the higher home. The discover was issued to Wangkhei MLA Okram Henry and Sagolband MLA R Okay Imo Singh.
By the way, Okram Henry is the nephew of former Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh, who can also be the chief of the Congress Legislature Social gathering (CLP). RK Imo Singh is the son-in-law of Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh.
“You have got intentionally breached and acted in opposition to the choice of the Indian Nationwide Congress (INC) by indulging in cross-voting in favour of the BJP candidate within the latest Rajya Sabha election held on June 19 and this has not solely violated the choice of our social gathering to help our candidate however can also be detrimental in sustaining the social gathering precept,” stated the discover, a duplicate of which was shared with media.
The 2 MLAs additionally reportedly participated within the felicitation of the BJP candidate who gained the election, organised on the Chief Minister’s bungalow, the discover added.
The 2 younger MLAs of the social gathering have been given two weeks to answer the discover.
Rajya Sabha polls within the state have been held within the backdrop of excessive political drama. within the 60-member Manipur legislative meeting, eight MLAs have been disqualified by the speaker below anti-defection legislation.
The BJP candidate, Leishemba Sanajaoba, the titular king of Manipur, gained the lone seat by securing 28 of the entire 52 votes and defeating the Congress candidate T Mangibabu.