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IMPHAL | SEPT 18, 2020:
The Naga People's Front (NPF) has expelled 17 of its party leaders for three years on charges of anti-party activities. According to sources, the NPF's Central Headquarters in Kohima issued the order on September 14, and the NPF Manipur unit submitted a report to the party's Disciplinary Action Committee (DAC) on September 12. The report detailed the anti-party activities of some party functionaries under Tamenglong division.
NPF General-Secretary Achumbemo Kikon informed that the expulsion of the 17 party members from Tamenglong division, including the president and working president, was not a setback for the party. He also stated that anti-party activities had been reported from the division in the last few months and that the party had given time to the members to mend their ways.
He further added by saying that the central office in Kohima wanted a detailed report from the Manipur State Unit and they took the decision to expel the 17 members for 3 years. Party President Dr. Shurhozelie Liezietsu signed the order on September 14. Kikon said that in the aftermath of this expulsion, the Central office directed its Manipur Party President to reconstitute and restructure the party in Tamenglong division.
A report was sent to the central office concerning the functioning of the party in Tamenglong, he said. Earlier, the 17 NPF leaders of Tamenglong unit, led by president G. Keikhumjanang and working president Adim Panmei, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the state.
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