DIMAPUR, June 5 - The ongoing crisis in Nagaland unit of BJP deepened with the Political Affairs Committee (PAC) of the unit urging the Central leadership of the party to intervene at the earliest. Ten district presidents of BJP also wrote to the high party command to remove the State president within May 30 failing which they warned to take further action.
The PAC held an emergency meeting in Kohima on June 3 to take stock of the crisis and took several resolutions and forwarded it to the Central leadership.
State BJP PAC convener Dr TM Lotha, in a release, said with the district presidents and youth party leaders coming together and staging dharna for removal of the party president, such a serious development ahead of the forthcoming general election needed immediate intervention. In this regard, PAC requested Central leaders �to immediately come and settle the issue and save the party.�
The PAC also termed the sacking of nine senior party functionaries as unconstitutional and dictatorial in nature, since it was done without consulting the State office bearers and party legislators. The release said the PAC after its last meeting on May 25 asked the president to review the decision and reinstate the nine members.
However, till today, the PAC said the party president had failed to comply with the appeal. Therefore, the PAC said it had recommended that all nine senior party functionaries be reinstated with immediate effect.
Further, PAC pointed out that the State unit president also suspended three senior party members without any reason and without consulting the office bearers and party legislators.
The PAC has therefore recommended immediate revocation of the suspension order, saying, �their participation and contribution in the party is indispensable in view of the forthcoming general election.�
The PAC also objected to the decision of the president for issuing an order to shift the party�s head office from Dimapur to Kohima. This was also done without any prior consultation in the State Executive Committee meeting and without any consultations with the party legislators, it said. In this regard, the PAC has asked that the order be kept in abeyance.