Imphal: The Bharatiya Janata Party Manipur Pradesh expelled Chongtham Bijoy, BJP Manipur spokesperson BJP for six years with immediate effect.
A statement issued by the party on February 8 stated that Ch Bijoy, who is from Uripok Mandal was expelled from the party’s primary membership for violation of party constitution.
Ch Bijoy was the chief spokesperson of BJP Manipur who was associated with the party for over 27 years. He was also one of the intending candidates of the party from Uripok constituency of Imphal West district who was denied the party ticket.
He planned to participate in a panel discussion on a local TV network today as a chief spokesperson of the BJP and he did not turn up, informing that he has been suspended from the party few minutes ahead of the programme, sources said. He was expelled for alleged violation of “the party’s rules and regulations under Article XXV, breach of discipline Clause (b) and (d)”, the order of the state president asserted.
After the denial of the party ticket, Bijoy recently told the media that he would press NOTA (None of the above) button on voting day.
While strongly reacting to his expulsion, Ch Bijoy, in a talk to reporters, said that he was expelled by some “self-centric leaders” without following proper procedures. He also said that he worked for the BJP for the last more than 27 years at various capacities being a lover of the party’s ideology. “However, the BJP has now compromised its ideology and commitment,” Bijoy added.
He expressed his strong resentment while asserting that incumbent party leaders have sidelined the party’s long suffering cadres and leaders.