NPF issues show cause notice to 8 party officials

DIMAPUR, MAY 2 (MExN): The Naga Peoples’ Front (NPF) Disciplinary Action Committee (DAC) has issued show cause notice to eight party officials for issuing a press release (which appeared on May 2) questioning the decision of the party to suspend the seven erring NPF MLAs.

The eight party officials in question include S Akang, general secretary central; Nokshom, secretary central; Bendang Chang, secretary central; Honpha, general secretary, youth wing central; Kupwang, general secretary, youth wing central; Yongwem, CEC member; Shanyei CEC member and Manlem, CEC member.

The show cause notice said the members questioned the party’s decision to file disqualification petition against the seven MLAs despite being aware that they openly defied the party’s collective decision in the recently concluded parliamentary election for the lone Nagaland Parliamentary Constituency.

It alleged that the intention in openly questioning and challenging the decision of the party is total breach of party discipline. It has therefore directed the members to submit reply within 7 days from the publication of the show cause notice as to why disciplinary action should not be initiated against them.

Matter now in Speaker’s Court: NPF Central

Meanwhile, in a press release issued by Press Bureau, NPF Central Headquarter stated the matter of disqualification petition is now in the Speaker’s Court, and asked the office bearers to go through the party constitution properly.

It reminded the office bearers “who are trying to defend the 7 erring MLAs” that the party functions under the NPF constitution and every member was governed by the party constitution. “And therefore, whoever violates the provision of the constitution will have to face the consequences as the provision of the party constitution and the action taken so far against the 7 erring MLAs is well within the party constitution.”

The NPF further reminded that any activity which goes against the party principle and ideology was considered “as anti-party activity as laid down in the party constitution” and thus termed the accusation that the party runs under dictatorship as “baseless.”