Seven Naga MLAs appear; Explain reasons for resignation to Speaker
Source: Hueiyen News Service

Imphal, May 12 2010: Seven UNC backed MLAs from four hill districts today appeared in person before the Speaker, Dr S Budhichandra and submitted their formal resignations.

The seven MLAs returned from New Delhi today appeared before the Speaker after they recently submitted resignation through fax messages from four districts of Ukhrul, Tamenglong, Senapati and Chandel at the office chamber of the Speaker and submitted formal resignation papers between 1.30 pm to 2 pm.

The seven MLAs, Dr Kashim Ruivah, Morung Makunga (Tengnoupal A/C of Chandel district), Awangbou Newmai (Tamei A/C of Tamenglong), K Raina (Tadubi of Senapati), M Thohrii (Mao A/C of Senapati), Danny Sheiza (Ukhrul A/C of Ukhrul district) and Wungnaoshung Keishing (Pungyar A/C of Ukhrul) met the Speaker one by one separately.

They appeared before the Speaker after he summoned them appeared in person on or before May 12 (today) and explain the reason behind their decision to resign from the posts of MLAs.

Even though, they have submitted the resignation formally, the official proceeding for accepting the resignations is yet to initiate, an official of the Assembly secretariat said when asked.

Earlier, they submitted the resignation through fax messages but the Speaker summoned them to appear in person as their resignations could not be accepted in their absent.

The reasons of MLAs resignations related most importantly among others with the refusal to their plea to the Centre to intervene into the state situation and instruct the Manipur government to allow save passage of Muivah into state.

They have sought immediate intervention and to request to prevent the situation from taking any untoward turn to the Prime Minister, Home Minister, Defense Minister and RS Pandey, interlocutor on Indo-Naga Peace Talkrepresentative of Government of India.

But no positive reply could get from any of them, the MLAs stated in their resignation papers.

They also blamed the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohon Singh for not granted an appointment to call on and discuss the matter arising out of Manipur government's decision barring the entry of Muivah in the state and not getting positive response to the appraisal to the Chief Minister to reconsider the Cabinet decision with regard to ban on entry of Muivah was not honoured, they stated in the resignation papers.