Imphal: Congress party in Manipur, on Monday, sought the disqualification of two of its sitting legislators who left the party and joined the BJP. The Congress party submitted a petition in this regard to the Speaker of Manipur Legislative Assembly.
The two sitting MLAs, namely RK Imo Singh and Yamthong Haokip had joined the BJP in New Delhi on October 8, leaving the Congress party.
A delegation of Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) members led by its General Secretary (election and media) Soibam Jeeten, filed the petition to the tribunal of Speaker of Manipur Legislative Assembly today afternoon. In the petition, the MPCC sought disqualification of the two MLAs under 10th schedule of Indian Constitution and Article 191 of the Constitution. The Congress delegation submitted the petition to the Speaker through its private secretary.
Talking to reporters after the submission of the petition, MPCC general secretary Soibam Jeeten said that the two sitting MLAs should be disqualified under para 2(1) of the 10th schedule of Indian Constitution and Article 191 of the Constitution.
While asserting that the MPCC always respects the Constitution of the country, he hoped that the Speaker would do the needful to disqualify the MLAs as per the law in the interest of justice.