Another MLA submits resignation
Source: Hueiyen News Service

Imphal, May 07 2010: Another Naga MLA followed the same suit to his six colleagues in submitting resignation paper to the Speaker of the Manipur Legislative Assembly as member of state Assembly in protest against the government decision in the matter of disallowing NSCN(IM) general secretary Th Muivah in Manipur.

Danny Shaiza, MLA representing the Ukhrul Assembly constituency of Ukhrul district submitted his resignation today to the Speaker of the Assembly, Dr S Budhichandra.

(The name of the Assembly Speaker was mentioned as Dr Sapam Dhananjoy instead of Dr Sapam Budhichandra in the report headlined "Six MLAs submit resignations" in today's edition.

The oversight is regretted).

The six MLAs from Ukhrul, Senapati, Chandel and Tamenglong districts, Dr Kashim Ruivah, Morung Makunga, Awangbou Newmai, K Raina, M Thohrii and Wungnaoshung Keishing submitted their resignation in a resignation paper jointly signed by them which arose a question of validity and acceptance from the Speaker, Dr Sapam Budhachandra.

But, Danny submitted his resignation alone even though he followed the same suit his six colleagues elected in the state Assembly in the last election held in 2007 with backing of UNC and member of People's Democratic Alliances (PDA), a newly political party yet to get recognition from the Election Commission of India.

Among others, the ground of resignation related with the refusal to the plea of the Naga independence MLAs of the Manipur Legislative Assembly to the Centre to intervene into the state situation and instruct the Manipur government to allow save passage of Muivah into state, according to the resignation joint paper signed by the six MLAs.

"We came to Delhi to seek the immediate intervention and to request to prevent the situation from taking any untoward turn, and submitted memorandum to Prime Minister, Home Minister, Defense Minister and RS Pandey, interlocutor on Indo-Naga Peace Talkrepresentative of Government of India," the resignation paper forwarded to the Speaker stated.

They have also sought an appoint with the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohon Singh but "We have not been granted an appointment till date," even though our apprehensions have been appraised to the interlocutor hindrances in the way of the Naga Peace Talk and bring a honuorable solution to the peace process, they lamented.

They made the appraisal after their request to the Chief Minister to reconsider the Cabinet decision with regard to ban on entry of Muivah, they stated in the resignation papers.

"We have requested the state government to reconsider the Cabinet decision to ban the entry of Mr Muivah, General Secretary, NSCN (IM)the Chief Negotiator of the NSCN/GPRN in Indo-Naga peace talk.

We welcome and appreciate the Central government for allowing him to visit his birth place, Somdal village of Ukhrul district of Manipur" .

"The State government station state forces along the roads which Mr Muivah is supposed to travel on his way to Somdal creating war like situation preventing the entry of Mr Muivah keeping behind our request," they stated while giving reason behind their submission of their resignation.

As they submitted the resignation jointly, the paper is likely to reject by the Speaker on technical ground, an official of the Manipur Legislative Assembly opined.