IMPHAL, Aug 21 - The Manipur Pradesh Committee (MPCC) has expelled MLA RK Imo for six years on the recommendation of the party�s disciplinary action committee.
Imo who is the sitting Congress MLA of Sagolband constituency in Imphal West district, is the son-in-law of Chief Minister N Biren Singh.
Imo has ceased to be a primary member of the Congress with immediate effect, stated a press release issued by MPCC general secretary (administration) Hareshwar Goshwami on Thursday.
Earlier, the MPCC had served show-cause notices to MLAs RK Imo and Okram Henry Singh in connection with reports that they had voted for BJP candidate Leishemba Sanajaoba in the recent election to the lone Rajya Sabha seat in Manipur, defying the party whip to support the Congress contestant, T Mangibabu, who lost the polls.
The new development comes close on the heels of five former Congress MLAs joining the BJP at the saffron party�s New Delhi office on August 19.