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Manipur Opposition ups ante against Cong MLAs

Written by: Staff
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Imphal, Mar 28 (UNI) The Opposition parties of Manipur have intensified their pressure on seven Congress MLAs for holding offices of profit.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has already urged President APJ Abdul Kalam to disqualify the seven MLAs.

State BJP President H Borobabu said, ''Holding office of profit is a clear violation of the provisions of the Constitution under Article 191(i).'' The seven MLAs--N Loken, K Ranjit, Y Mani, A Aza, K Korunthang, N Biren and Bijoy Koijam of the Congress will face disqualification, thus crippling the Congress party in the state.

The youth Congress has already lauded AICC Chief Sonia Gandhi for resigning but the Manipur Congress office bearers have not reacted on the issue.

K Ranjit, MLA, Chairman of Planning and Development Authority, however, said experts were consulted on the matter and he would not hesitate to resign if he was instructed to do so.

The 'Federal Party of Manipur', Manipur People's Party have also stated that the seven MLAs should resign on moral grounds for holding offices of profit.

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