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Congress expels Manipur legislator for joining BJP ministry

IANS  |  Imphal 

The in on Wednesday expelled newly-elected party legislator T. Shyamkumar for six years after he was sworn in as a cabinet minister during the day.

Thounaojam Shyamkumar was elected from Andro seat on ticket in the March assembly elections, but he shifted his allegiance to the post-polls.

Chief Minister-designate N. Biren Singh submitted a list of supporting legislators to Governor Najma Heptullah shortly before swearing-in ceremony, in which T. Shyamkumar was listed as an assembly member of the

state unit chief T.N. Haokip said: "It was done without our knowledge. Accordingly, we expelled him for six years."

Informed sources said proceedings under the 10th Schedule of the Constitution dealing with defection will be taken up against Shyamkumar by the party.

The won 28 seats in the 60-member assembly.

--IANS

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