Differences arise among hill MLAs
PDA MLAs discuss UNC's demand for resignation

Source: Hueiyen News Service

Imphal, April 28 2010: Differences arose among the MLAs from the hill district over the demands for resignation coming up from different Naga based civil organisations in the wake of conducting elections to the Autonomous District Council (ADC) under the existing Manipur (Hill Areas) District Council (Third Amendment) Act, 2008 .

In the meantime, an MLA, spokesperson of People's Democratic Alliance (PDA) told Hueiyen Lanpao that they had got the letters from the UNC urging them to tender resignations yesterday.

Following receive of the intimations they have gathered themselves and held two rounds of meetings to discus on the matter.

The spokesperson while revealing that seven MLAs took part in the meeting said that the first round of meeting at the official quarter of the MLA Wungnaoshang Keishing was held at 7.30 am.

The second round of meeting was held at the residence of the MLA Danny Shaiza at Khuman Lampak.

The meetings mostly concentrated on expressing personal opinions on the demand sought by the UNC.

He, however, refused to disclose what decision had arrived at the meetings.

Another MLA from a hill constituency but not belongs to PDA revealed that out of the 20 MLAs from the hill districts, 10 MLAs were elected after defeating UNC backed candidates in the Assembly election held in 2007.They are MPCC president, Gaikhangam, Tribal Development minister, DD Thaisii and MLA from Tamenglong AC, Khanthuanang Panmei.

Despite strong pressures, the Congress MLAs will not resign at any cost.

Likewise, Khanthuanang will also not resign, he said expressing his observation that UNC will not get the expected response.

Besides this, the other 10 Kuki and Paite MLAs have no pressure with regard to the conduct of the election to ADC.

They are heavily busy in fielding their candidates.

It is worth to mention that those seven MLAs, Dr Khashim Ruiva, Danny Shaiza, Wungnaosang Keishing, Morung Makunga, M Thorii, K Raina and Awangbo who elected as independent candidates joined the PDA in later part.