Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) has issued a showcause notice to Wangkhei MLA Okram Henry and Sagolband MLA RK Imo Singh. Okram is the nephew of former Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh, who is also the legislature party leader.
The notice stated, “You have deliberately breached and acted against the decision of the Indian National Congress (INC) by indulging in cross-voting in favour of the BJP candidate in the recent Rajya Sabha election held on June 19 and this has not only violated the decision of our party to support our candidate but is also detrimental in maintaining the party principle.”
The MLAs are given two weeks’ time to respond. In the polls BJP managed to get 28 votes, while the congress led coalition got 24. BJP’s candidate Manipur’s titular king L Sanajaoba defeated T Mangi Babu.