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  • Wednesday, October, 2020| Today's Market | Current Time: 05:30:01
  • By Bhupen Goswami

    Guwahati : The National People’s Party (NPP) expelled Manipur Deputy Chief Minister Yumnam Joykumar Singh from the primary membership of the party for six years with immediate effect on Wednesday. However, the party did not explain why such a step was taken. A statement issued by Thongkam Haokip, general secretary (administration) of the NPP’s Manipur unit, said that Joeykumar has been expelled for six years under the party’s constitution based on the recommendation of the disciplinary committee. It is important to mention that the BJP on today threatened to withdraw support from the National People’s Party (NPP) -led government of the state over alleged corruption in the implementation of a special aid grant of crores of rupees to the ‘Tribal Autonomous Council’ in Meghalaya. The saffron party is also part of the ruling Meghalaya Democratic Alliance in the state. BJP has also demanded a CBI inquiry into this grant, alleging a scam in the implementation.

    State BJP chief Ernest Mawri said that it is unfortunate that the funds allocated for the areas under the two autonomous district councils have been misused by the ruling party, which is the NPP. There has been corruption in both these councils. He said, “We demand that the NPP’s Executive Committee should ban such activities in these two councils, otherwise we can consider options to get out of the alliance.According to the state BJP chief, in violation of the guidelines of 20 crore rupees of this fund, the salary of the employees of Garo Hill Autonomous District Council was poured.