By IFP Bureau
IMPHAL: The North East India Development Party (NEIDP) today expelled its central working committee president and founding member Narengbam Samarjit from the party.
The development came after Samarjit, who is reportedly seeking asylum in London along with one Yambem Biren, claimed Manipur’s “separation from India” with formation of the Manipur State Council.
Vice president, CWC and NEIDP founder, Sapam Kunjakeshwor alias Keba in a press conference held at his residence at Sagolband Tera Sapam Leirak, declared that Samarjit has been expelled from the party forever. An emergency CWC executives’ meeting held early this morning adopted the resolution, he said.
Interacting with the media, Kunjakeshwor further clarified that the statement made by Samarjit about Manipur’s separation from Indian union has nothing to do with the party. “It was his personal opinion and is not endorsed by NEIDP. We firmly believe in the Indian Constitution and have full confidence in the Constitution,” he said.
Kunjakeshwor maintained that NEIDP and Samarjit’s company Salai Holdings Pvt. Ltd. are two entirely separate entities and not related with each other. However, Samarjit’s claims have caused confusions among the people; he said and reiterated that NEIDP is not related with the activities of Salai Holdings Pvt. Ltd.
While informing that he has been appointed as the interim CWC president by the executives’ meeting, Kunjakeshwor went on to assert that NEIDP will carry on with its activities for welfare of the people in eight Northeast states.